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
March 15, 2018
Recurring: No

Post Date: March 14, 2018 at 9:51 am

The National Academy of Social Insurance
Eileen Sweeney Graduate Internship in Disability Policy


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Status: Open
February 15, 2018

Post Date: January 23, 2018 at 11:39 am

Delaware Public Humanities Institute
Delaware Public Humanities Institute Fellowship in Material Culture Studies


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Status: Open
February 1, 2018
Recurring: No

Post Date: November 30, 2017 at 10:57 am

Educational Testing Service (ETS)
ETS Internship and Fellowship Programs in Research & Development

Award: These programs seek applicants interested in research opportunities who are enrolled in a doctoral program in the field of educational research, assessment or related fields.

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January 15, 2018

Post Date: November 30, 2017 at 10:36 am

University of Delaware
Statistical Teaching and Analytics Research Training (START) Summer Workshop


As part of the University of Delaware’s Statistical Teaching and Analytic Research Training (START) initiative, we are seeking applications from full-time graduate students to participate in a summer workshop that will take place at Central China Normal University (CCNU) in Wuhan, China from June 14 to June 24, 2018.

The Wuhan, China location supports growing partnerships between UD and CCNU focused on collaborative learning, scholarship, and student mentoring and engagement. The START program aims to provide a unique global experience, bridge societal divides, and promote global citizenry and diversity. The START initiative will cover all travel and lodging expenses, and provide a small stipend to all participants.

The summer workshop will:

  • Promote intellectual and social diversity, global learning, and scholarly collaboration
  • Emphasize scholarly, data driven exploration of pressing social and behavioral issues
  • Offer applied instruction in project directed data management and statistical analyses
  • Foster faculty and peer mentoring that encourages academic confidence and success

During the workshop, UD graduate students will work together with CCNU graduate students on an applied research project, attend presentations by faculty and other researchers, meet one-on-one with faculty mentors, and participate in a range of social activities in Wuhan and the surrounding areas.

Eligibility Criteria:
Eligible graduate students must be enrolled full-time; have successfully completed at least one graduate research methods and/or statistics course at UD; be able to travel internationally; and have an expressed interest in using data and statistics to study social and behavioral issues.

Preference will be given to students within the first few years of their program, with limited experiences abroad, and/or in need of additional mentoring in the use of data and statistics. Students from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please fill out the online application, including A SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT containing a cover letter discussing how you would benefit from participation in the START workshop, a recent CV, and an unofficial transcript. In addition, applications must include a letter of support from a faculty mentor. Mentors should email their letters directly to Kim Reimer at The deadline for submitting complete applications is January 15, 2018 and we hope to notify all participants within a week of this deadline.

To access the online application, go to:

For questions about START, please email the Director of Learning, Dr. Agnes Ly at

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January 15, 2018

Post Date: December 14, 2017 at 9:31 am

University of Delaware
Graduate Fellowship, University of Delaware Center for Political Communication


The University of Delaware Center for Political Communication seeks a motivated graduate student interested in research related to political communication and the CPC’s polling, events, and programs. The CPC Graduate Fellowship begins with the spring 2018 semester through the completion of the spring 2019 semester.

• Work with CPC Affiliated Faculty with data collection, analysis, and preparation of surveys
• Assist with the National Agenda Speaker Series from conception to execution
• Assist with Delaware Debates
• Promote CPC events on social media
• Contribute news stories to the CPC website
• Provide staff support

• Enrollment as a graduate student through spring 2019
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Basic data analysis and interpretation skills including SPSS, statistical analysis
• Working knowledge of Excel

• Stipend is $8444.40 per semester for the 16-week fall and spring semesters and $2111.20 for the 4-week winter semester, paid biweekly

About the CPC:
The University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication is a nonpartisan, interdisciplinary initiative committed to the field of political communication. CPC events and programs are designed to inspire public participation in politics. Research and polling initiatives examine issues related to voting, civil rights and liberties, media effects and intergroup relations.
For more information about the CPC:

To apply, please send a resume, two letters of recommendation, interest letter and single-authored writing sample to

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