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

January 5, 2018

Post Date: November 16, 2017 at 2:07 pm

University of Delaware
Part-Time Graduate Assistant for UD – CIRTL


Highly organized and technologically savvy graduate students are invited to apply for a part-time (10-hours/week) position to work with Leadership team of UD’s Chapter of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). The successful applicant will provide administrative and logistical support to the UD-CIRTL leadership team. The contract will continue for the duration of the Spring semester, commencing on February 1, 2018, with opportunities for summer renewal on a limited and part-time basis.


  • Provide administrative and logistical support for the UD-CIRTL leadership team
  • Co-plan and co-organize UD-CIRTL programming events tailored to the UD Community
  • Communicate upcoming CIRTL events with the broader UD Community
  • Design brochures, flyers, and other communication documents
  • Maintain UD-CIRTL documentations and all data acquired therein
  • Attend local CIRTL programming events and administrative meetings
  • Serve as a liaison between UD-CIRTL and campus partners, including the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning, UD Office of Communications, and the Office of Graduate and Professional Education.


  • Ongoing enrollment at UD as a graduate student
  • Experience working in a team-based environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Leadership experience strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with basic technological tasks including website development, list-serve maintenance, and data storage is preferred


  • Administrative leadership team of UD-CIRTL
  • Deborah Allen, Professor in Biological Sciences
  • Jacqueline L. Fajardo, Assistant Professor in Chemistry & Biochemistry


  • 10 hours per week
  • Hourly rate at $18.00 for current graduate students.
  • Contracts offered by semester with potential opportunities for renewal in subsequent semesters based on satisfactory performance and financial availability.

To apply, please send your resume with contacts for 1-2 references to the

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Status: Open
November 16, 2017
Recurring: No

Post Date: August 28, 2017 at 9:37 am

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science
Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program

Award: The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories.

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Status: Open
November 15, 2017

Post Date: October 19, 2017 at 9:18 am

National Academy of Sciences
Sackler Student Fellows Symposium

Award: One day symposium followed by a two day colloquium

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November 10, 2017

Post Date: November 3, 2017 at 2:26 pm

National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program


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October 15, 2017

Post Date: September 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm

University of Delaware
The CMCS Graduate Research Presentation Fund


The Center for Material Culture Studies is pleased to offer travel support on a competitive basis for eligible University of Delaware graduate students presenting their original research at a conference or other appropriate public venue. Up to $1,000 per awardee is available through the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant. Graduate students whose research or fieldwork entails the study of material culture are eligible to apply. Preference shall be given to students who are advanced in their studies. Awardees agree to submit a two-page report within one month of completing their research travel and no later than the end of the academic year in which the grant funds were disbursed.

The deadlines for applications are October 15 and March 15 of the current academic year. We will accept applications beginning one month before the deadline. To apply, prepare a one-page statement, a brief budget, and a current CV. Also, please arrange to have your advisor send a letter of reference to

Send application materials to with “Graduate Research Presentation Fund” in the subject field.

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