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
Recurring: Yes

Post Date: December 19, 2014 at 3:38 pm

National Institutes of Health Office of Intramural Training & Education
Graduate Partnerships Program

Award: The stipends for graduate students at the NIH are adjusted yearly; the level depends on prior research experience and number of years at NIH as a graduate student.

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Status: Open
Recurring: Yes

Post Date: January 21, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation Society Graduate Student Fellowship

Award: This fellowship was designed to support graduate research in the area of insulation or dielectrics.

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Status: Closed
Recurring: Yes

Post Date: January 21, 2015 at 3:21 pm

The Leopold Schepp Foundation
The Leopold Schepp Foundation Fellowship

Award: The Foundation grants approximately 200 individual awards each year to both full time undergraduate students enrolled in four year bachelor programs and to full time graduate students. The Foundation also grants a small number of fellowship awards for independent study and research, usually post-doctoral, based on the recommendation of a recognized institution. These fellowships are intended to encourage research that will improve the general welfare of mankind.

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Status: Open
Recurring: Yes

Post Date: January 22, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
Grants for Art Students

Award: First grants are in the amount of CAD $15,000 each. Subsequent grants are in the amount of CAD $18,000 each.

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Status: Open
Recurring: Yes

Post Date: January 22, 2015 at 3:16 pm

Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA)
The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP)

Award: Recipients will receive a minimum of $5,000, based on the ranking received

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