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

October 1, 2017

Post Date: June 27, 2017 at 7:55 am

Virginia Tech
Future Faculty Development Program

Award: Virginia Tech is now accepting applications for our annual Future Faculty Development Program, an intensive two-day program for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars traditionally underrepresented in their fields who are interested in entering academic careers in the next year.

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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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