Funding Opportunities

University of Delaware's Mentors Circle

The Office of Graduate and Professional Education is committed to facilitating funding and fellowships for the graduate student body. These opportunities, available through university lines, as well as through external foundations and institutions, provide students with vital sources of support in their master’s and doctoral programs. Moreover, fellowships and awards further professional development by funding conference presentations, while expanding horizons through national and international research and travel. In recent years, our graduate students have been awarded a number of nationally and internationally prestigious fellowships. The Office of Graduate and Professional Education works to support and heighten the visibility of our graduate students’ world-class research and scholarship.


UD Assistantships,
Fellowships and Scholarships

Of full-time graduate students, nearly 80% receive merit-based financial awards. Fellowships, tuition scholarships, assistantships, and traineeships are awarded on the basis of merit from nominations by the department. Awards are granted to full-time students in good academic standing with regular status. Explore University of Delaware’s opportunities below:


University Graduate
Competitive Awards

Full-time graduate students are eligible to be nominated for the following competitive merit-based financial awards:



Current Opportunities

The list below is organized by the most current Funding Opportunity first. You may sort by the below fields or search for a specific opportunity via the search box. To learn more about a opportunity select it’s title or the term “Opportunity Details”.



Dates Opportunity

Status: Open
September 28, 2017
Recurring: No

Post Date: September 12, 2017 at 10:02 am

California Policy Fellowships – Open To Non-californians!


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September 27, 2017

Post Date: September 7, 2017 at 3:35 pm

University of Delaware
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting


Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is privileged to provide funding to support graduate students to attend the annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany. This year, they are soliciting graduate student nominations in the fields of physiology and medicine to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting to be held June 24 – June 29, 2018.

  • ORAU member institutions may nominate two students per university.
  • The internal UD deadline for nominations is September 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Send all materials to Leigh Botner (

Selected students will have the opportunity to attend formal lectures and informal meetings with Nobel Laureate scientists and peers from around the world.

Information on past meetings is available at

Assuming ORAU funding becomes available as anticipated, nominations will be accepted for eligible candidates who:

  • Are U.S. citizens and are currently enrolled at a member university as full-time graduate students;
  • Have completed by June 2018 at least two academic years of graduate studies toward a doctoral degree in the disciplines of physiology, medicine, or a related discipline; and
  • Are planning a dissertation/thesis defense no earlier than January 1, 2019.

ORAU is seeking nominations for a diverse group of students including, women, minorities and people with disabilities. Students must show a genuine interest in science and research; display a strong commitment to the field of physiology/medicine; and be well-rounded individuals who can converse with scientists and peers in a meaningful way.

The competitive selection process for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting occurs in three phases, starting with university nominations.

If you have any questions or need further information, please email Leigh Botner (

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Status: Open
September 17, 2017
Recurring: No

Post Date: August 28, 2017 at 9:59 am

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center’s (SQCC)
Research Fellowship Program

Award: This fellowship awards up to $51,000 annually to a scholar, or team of scholars, to conduct research in Oman for up to one year.

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August 31, 2017

Post Date: June 14, 2017 at 2:46 pm

University of Delaware
ATS Graduate Assistantship


Exciting opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.

Basic skills required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    PLEASE NOTE: Part of the job will require interaction with Faculty and other professional staff. Applicant must be personable, friendly, and outgoing.
  • Desire to work with and learn new products and software.
  • Technically savvy.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize projects based on deadlines.
  • Good basic video and audio editing knowledge.
  • Ability to quickly troubleshoot and triage multiple issues.

Have some experience in:

  • Customer Service or Front Desk Support
  • Light Programming – Html, Web development
  • Basic UNIX skills with preferred experience in PHP, SQL, Perl, and shell scripting.
  • Editing Video – Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, iMovie
  • General knowledge current trends in technology.
  • Computer Hardware troubleshooting

Will be doing these tasks:

  • UD Capture Maintenance
  • Assisting faculty with LMS
  • Video Editing
  • Testing/Troubleshooting new technology – software/hardware
  • Basic Website maintenance
  • Assisting faculty with teaching projects
  • Front Desk support
  • Large scale Programming or Video Projects

NOTE: We accept applications from all majors. Hobbies and life experiences with technology are a plus. We are looking for technology enthusiasts!

GA stipend for master’s students is $18,000. For Ph.D. students is $19,000. Both are 20 hrs/week. Tuition paid at the discretion of your department or major.

TO APPLY: Interested students should send a letter of application and resume to:

Jevonia Harris

Cover Letter:
In your email, please mention if any or all of the following apply:

  • You are familiar with different OS, (Mac, Linux, etc…)
  • You are interested in Instructional Design
  • You have extracurricular activities that uses technology in innovative ways.
  • You have experience or interest in photography.
  • You are familiar with 3d modeling or drafting.
  • You have built a computer or other electronic systems in your spare time.
  • Any or all computer languages you are familiar with.
  • Demonstrations of applied technology a plus!

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Status: Open
August 31, 2017
Recurring: No

Post Date: August 8, 2017 at 2:21 pm


Award: The UCAR Next Generation Fellowships provide financial support for graduate students from underrepresented communities for two years of graduate school and the opportunity to spend two summers in internships with NCAR and UCAR. The program offers three distinctive tracks: Earth System Science, Diversity and Inclusion in the Earth System Sciences, and Public Policy.

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