Funding Opportunities

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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

May 15, 2017

Post Date: April 26, 2017 at 3:17 pm

University of Delaware
Graduate Communications Assistantship


2017-2018 Academic Year

Under the general direction of the Communications Manager the Graduate Communications Assistantship will help to develop and implement digital outreach support for the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. This graduate assistantship will provide 20 hours/week of support in the areas of maintenance, development and creation of the Office of Graduate and Professional Education web site as well as social media outlets. This position will help maintain large back end, data driven areas of the web site and will need to be proficient in css, html, javascript and php coding. Develop, coordinate, and /or implement the overall concepts and content of electronic outreach efforts. Help to produce social media campaigns, enewsletters, email correspondence using such programs as Mailchimp and SLATE, presentations and event support which encompasses events such as Doctoral Hooding, New Graduate Student Orientation and Town Halls.

Familiarity with WordPress, html, javascript, and php coding PhotoShop, indesign required. Needs to be able to use an SLR Camera.

Supervision: This graduate assistant reports to David Barczak, Communications Manager

Stipend: $18,000, September 1, 2017-May 31, 2018 for 20 hours/week of service.

Application materials and deadline: send letter of interest and c.v. to David Barcak ( and Carol Steinbrecher ( by no later than May 1, 2017.

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Status: Open
May 1, 2017
Recurring: Yes

Post Date: December 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Foundation for Community Association Research
Byron Hanke Fellowship

Award: The Byron Hanke Fellowship is available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Community associations govern common-interest communities of any kind—condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments, and other developments where homeowners support an association with mandatory financial assessments, and are subject to use and aesthetic restrictions.

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May 1, 2017

Post Date: March 9, 2017 at 9:23 am

Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS)
2017-2018 Visiting Research Fellowship program

Award: The SIMS Visiting Research Fellowships have been established to encourage research relating to the pre-modern manuscript collections at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, including the Schoenberg Collection.

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May 1, 2017

Post Date: April 6, 2017 at 3:27 pm

National Science Foundation
BIO 2017 I-Corps Bio-entrepreneurship Workshop

Award: The workshop is open to early-career life science researchers from groups underrepresented in biotechnology research organizations.

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April 17, 2017

Post Date: March 15, 2017 at 8:13 am

University of Delaware
OGPE Dissertation Prize Nomination


The Office of Graduate and Professional Education invites nominations for the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Prize from the department chairperson for doctoral students who complete their dissertation in the term of Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2017 or Spring 2017. Please submit this form with the supporting documents by April 17, 2017. The Outstanding Dissertation Prize is awarded annually in the following discipline groups:

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