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

August 13, 2017

Post Date: July 27, 2017 at 8:09 am

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Software Carpentry Workshop


The Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology is hosting a Software Carpentry Workshop for ANY graduate students and faculty at UD interested in learning basic computing skills in Python, Git, and Bash. The workshop will take place at 006 Townsend Hall in Newark on August 14-15, 2017. Seating is limited to 19, so please register ASAP. There is a nominal fee of $15 to register. Lunch and snacks/coffee will be provided. Preference will be given to graduate students enrolled in ENWC 867-011 Earth Observation Data Analytics. This workshop is sponsored by a NSF National Research Training grant to develop future leaders in Earth Observation Science for Society and Sustainability.

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August 4, 2017

Post Date: June 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm

College of Arts and Sciences
SCEN 101: Physical Science Teaching Assistantship


Position Overview:
The SCEN 101 GTA will be part of the education team and will be responsible for guiding student groups during Laboratory (experiential learning) and PBL (problem-based learning) sessions. GTAs will foster collaborative, student-centered learning in the ISLL learning spaces. The SCEN 101 GTA will also mentor student groups throughout the semester during class, office hours, and for a semester-long project.

Course Description:
SCEN 101 Physical Science focuses on an integrated approach to Physics and Astronomy, where pre-service teachers and other majors learn to connect physics and astronomy concepts to real-life situations and other disciplines. The SCEN 101 education team promotes holistic student development and encourages both individual and group participation through interactive learning. For more course information, visit

Content/Disciplinary experience
→ Graduate student in good standing from the College of Arts and Sciences
→ Two semesters of Calculus-based physics
→ Minimum B grade
→ Preferred: Credit in upper level physics courses (e.g. PHYS 311 Aspects of Modern Physics, or similar course)
→ Teaching experience
→ Familiarity with student-centered learning
→ Ability to work well in an instructional team.
→ Communicates well with team members and students.
→ Manages responsibilities in a timely manner.

Hours per week
Contact with Students: 6.5
Class time preparation: 3
Grading: 6.5
Total Weekly Hours: 16 (up to 20 hours)

To apply, send the following to both contacts listed below on or before Friday, August 4,
→ Cover letter including interest in position and brief teaching philosophy
→ Curriculum vita
→ Transcripts (official or unofficial) showing course requirements

Banjo Oriade at , ext. 3421 AND Christina Wesolek at,
ext. 4403

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August 1, 2017
Recurring: Yes

Post Date: July 20, 2017 at 7:55 am

Sloan Foundation
Sloan Research Fellowships

Award: The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These fellowships are awarded yearly to researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Winners represent the best young scholars across eight fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics.

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June 30, 2017

Post Date: April 16, 2017 at 12:18 pm

University of Delaware
Technical Specialist



As a Graduate Assistant, Technical Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting three full- time staff for 20 hours per week (10 hours with the Systems & Data Analyst and the Director of Graduate Services Operations and 10 hours with the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education). The working hours need to be between the hours of 8 AM to 5 PM.

In this graduate assistantship, you will work with enterprise software technologies including PeopleSoft student management system, the Slate admissions/customer management system and Qualtrics. You will receive progressive training as projects dictate. Projects will be data-related and may include supporting benchmarking reports.

STIPEND: $18,000, September 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018


· Bachelor’s degree in technology related field.
· Two years of database query tool and software configuration.
· Intermediate to Advanced use of Microsoft Excel.
· Intermediate to Advanced use of Qualtrics.
· Excellent skills in Word, database, query tools, presentation software, Internet usage.
· Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills to work with a diverse group of technical and non-technical people and handle interactions/concerns with professionalism.
· Ability to maintain confidentiality.
· Willingness to ask questions and learn how to advance and acquire new technical skills as needed.
· Maintain accuracy as a priority in work assigned.

· Experience with formulas, macros and pivot tables strongly preferred.
· Experience with VLOOKUP in Excel, SQL and XML.
· Extensive knowledge in use and structure of databases and spreadsheets software; Broad experience with relational database management required, including proficiency in SQL, HTML, Python, COGNOS, ARGOS, or other report writing and querying tools. Strong skill and ability to provide report information in spreadsheet, graph, and table format;
· Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent certificate of competency, supplemented by two years of college with course work in information sciences; or three (3) years of experience in a wide scope of modern data management procedures and practices, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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Status: Open
June 1, 2017

Post Date: October 27, 2015 at 8:56 am

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE)

Award: Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE at ORNL) provides research opportunities and associated activities for graduate students. The program is designed to complement academic programs by utilizing the unique resources of ORNL to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, encourage careers in science and technology, and improve scientific literacy, while at the same time contributing to the Laboratory mission. This program has rolling acceptance.

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