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: Closed
July 1, 2014
Recurring: Yes

Post Date: December 16, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Zonta International

Award: Zonta International awards scholarships of US$1,000 each at the district/region level and twelve international scholarships in the amount of US$7,000 each. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded annually and may be used for tuition, books or living expenses at any university, college or institution offering accredited business courses and degrees.

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Status: Closed
Recurring: Yes

Post Date: December 5, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/Foundation
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers


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Status: Closed
Recurring: Yes

Post Date: December 16, 2014 at 3:22 pm

US Dept. of Energy
US Dept. of Energy: Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Award: A yearly stipend of $36,000 Payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period (at any accredited U.S. university) A $5,000 academic allowance in the first fellowship year and a $1,000 allowance each renewed year (to be used for the purchase of a computer workstation or for research/professional development expenses) Up to four years of total support, depending on renewal A twelve-week practicum experience at one of 21 DOE national laboratories or sites, including access to DOE supercomputers A rigorous program of study that ensures fellows have solid backgrounds in a scientific or engineering discipline plus computer science and applied mathematics An annual program review for fellows, alumni, university and DOE laboratory staff, held each summer in the Washington, D.C. area

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Status: Closed
Recurring: Yes

Post Date: December 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Critical Language Scholarship

Award: The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

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Status: Closed
Recurring: Yes

Post Date: December 17, 2014 at 2:12 pm

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program

Award: The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines. This program advances the transportation workforce by attracting the brightest minds to the field through education, research, and workforce development. The DDETFP encompasses all modes of transportation.

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