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”.

 


TOTAL ENTRIES: 20

Dates Opportunity

Status: Open
Deadline:
November 16, 2017
Recurring: No

Post Date: August 28, 2017 at 9:37 am

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science
Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program

Award: The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories.

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Status: Open
Deadline:
November 15, 2017

Post Date: October 19, 2017 at 9:18 am

National Academy of Sciences
Sackler Student Fellows Symposium

Award: One day symposium followed by a two day colloquium

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Deadline:
November 10, 2017

Post Date: November 3, 2017 at 2:26 pm

National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

Award:

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Deadline:
October 15, 2017

Post Date: September 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm

University of Delaware
The CMCS Graduate Research Presentation Fund

Award:

The Center for Material Culture Studies is pleased to offer travel support on a competitive basis for eligible University of Delaware graduate students presenting their original research at a conference or other appropriate public venue. Up to $1,000 per awardee is available through the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant. Graduate students whose research or fieldwork entails the study of material culture are eligible to apply. Preference shall be given to students who are advanced in their studies. Awardees agree to submit a two-page report within one month of completing their research travel and no later than the end of the academic year in which the grant funds were disbursed.

The deadlines for applications are October 15 and March 15 of the current academic year. We will accept applications beginning one month before the deadline. To apply, prepare a one-page statement, a brief budget, and a current CV. Also, please arrange to have your advisor send a letter of reference to materialculture@udel.edu.

Send application materials to materialculture@udel.edu with “Graduate Research Presentation Fund” in the subject field.


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Deadline:
October 15, 2017

Post Date: September 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm

University of Delaware
The CMCS Graduate Research Publication Subvention Fund

Award:

The Center for Material Culture Studies is pleased to offer subvention support on a competitive basis for eligible University of Delaware graduate students publishing original research with material culture content. Up to $500 per awardee is available through the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant. Funds may be used for image preparation, permissions, and other expenses directly related to publication. Preference shall be given to graduate students who have not received a prior award from CMCS.

The deadlines for applications are October 15 and March 15 of the current academic year. We will accept applications beginning one month before the deadline. To apply, prepare a two-page statement concerning the publication, its significance to the field, and its relevance to material culture studies; a brief note regarding the venue and the status of the publication; a budget; and a one-page CV. Also, please arrange to have your advisor send a letter of reference to materialculture@udel.edu.

Send application materials to materialculture@udel.edu with “Graduate Research Publication Subvention Fund” in the subject field.


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Deadline:
October 15, 2017

Post Date: September 7, 2017 at 3:29 pm

University of Delaware
The CMCS Graduate Research Travel Fund

Award:

The Center for Material Culture Studies is pleased to offer travel support on a competitive basis for eligible University of Delaware graduate students pursuing research or fieldwork. Up to $1,500 per awardee is available through the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant. Graduate students whose research or fieldwork entails the study of material culture are eligible to apply. Preference shall be given to students who are advanced in their studies. Awardees agree to submit a two-page report within one month of completing their research travel and no later than the end of the academic year in which the grant funds were disbursed.

The deadlines for applications are October 15 and March 15 of the academic year. We will accept applications beginning one month before the deadline. To apply, prepare a one-page statement, a brief budget, and a current CV. Also, please arrange to have your advisor send a letter of reference to materialculture@udel.edu.

Send application materials to materialculture@udel.edu with “Graduate Research Travel Fund” in the subject field.


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Status: Open
Deadline:
September 28, 2017
Recurring: No

Post Date: September 12, 2017 at 10:02 am


California Policy Fellowships – Open To Non-californians!

Award:

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Deadline:
September 27, 2017

Post Date: September 7, 2017 at 3:35 pm

University of Delaware
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Award:

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is privileged to provide funding to support graduate students to attend the annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany. This year, they are soliciting graduate student nominations in the fields of physiology and medicine to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting to be held June 24 – June 29, 2018.

  • ORAU member institutions may nominate two students per university.
  • The internal UD deadline for nominations is September 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Send all materials to Leigh Botner (lbotner@udel.edu).

Selected students will have the opportunity to attend formal lectures and informal meetings with Nobel Laureate scientists and peers from around the world.

Information on past meetings is available at http://www.orau.org/lindau.

Assuming ORAU funding becomes available as anticipated, nominations will be accepted for eligible candidates who:

  • Are U.S. citizens and are currently enrolled at a member university as full-time graduate students;
  • Have completed by June 2018 at least two academic years of graduate studies toward a doctoral degree in the disciplines of physiology, medicine, or a related discipline; and
  • Are planning a dissertation/thesis defense no earlier than January 1, 2019.

ORAU is seeking nominations for a diverse group of students including, women, minorities and people with disabilities. Students must show a genuine interest in science and research; display a strong commitment to the field of physiology/medicine; and be well-rounded individuals who can converse with scientists and peers in a meaningful way.

The competitive selection process for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting occurs in three phases, starting with university nominations.

If you have any questions or need further information, please email Leigh Botner (lbotner@udel.edu)


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Status: Open
Deadline:
September 17, 2017
Recurring: No

Post Date: August 28, 2017 at 9:59 am

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center’s (SQCC)
Research Fellowship Program

Award: This fellowship awards up to $51,000 annually to a scholar, or team of scholars, to conduct research in Oman for up to one year.

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Status: Open
Deadline:
August 31, 2017
Recurring: No

Post Date: August 8, 2017 at 2:21 pm

UCAR
NEXT GENERATION FELLOWSHIPS – 2017

Award: The UCAR Next Generation Fellowships provide financial support for graduate students from underrepresented communities for two years of graduate school and the opportunity to spend two summers in internships with NCAR and UCAR. The program offers three distinctive tracks: Earth System Science, Diversity and Inclusion in the Earth System Sciences, and Public Policy.

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Deadline:
March 15, 2017

Post Date: September 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm

University of Delaware
Collections-Based Seminar or Workshop Grant

Award:

The Center for Material Culture Studies is pleased to offer support on a competitive basis for eligible University of Delaware graduate students to participate in a collections–based seminar or workshop during summer, 2018. Up to $750 per awardee is available through the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant. MA and PhD students planning to enroll in a seminar or workshop with a significant material culture element are eligible to apply. Preference shall be given to students who are advanced in their studies. Awardees agree to submit a two-page report within one month of completing their research travel and no later than the end of the academic year in which the grant funds were disbursed. Please note, this does not support attendance at a conference or symposium.

The deadline for applications is March 15 of the current academic year. We will accept applications beginning one month before the deadline. To apply, prepare a one-page statement, including a description of the program you plan to attend; a brief budget; and a current CV. Please arrange to have your advisor send a letter of reference to materialculture@udel.edu by the submission deadline.

Send application materials to materialculture@udel.edu with “Collections-Based Seminar or Workshop Grant” in the subject field.


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Deadline:
March 15, 2017

Post Date: September 7, 2017 at 3:18 pm

University of Delaware
Friends of Rockwood Fund

Award:

The Friends of Rockwood Fund was established in 2014 to honor the service of John Sweeney, Grayce Hess and Phoebe Loss to the Friends of Rockwood. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support, typically up to $1,500, for eligible University of Delaware graduate students in the humanities whose research addresses the material culture of the Victorian era.

About the Friends of Rockwood:

In 1974, the executors of the estate of Nancy Sellers Hargraves (decendent of Joseph Shipley’s nephew, the Bringhurst family,) through the Delaware Chancery Court, gifted Rockwood Manor House to New Castle County. In exchange, the County accepted the obligation of preserving the historical, aesthetic, and cultural character of Rockwood and of providing an example of Victorian life in Delaware to area residents and visitors through a museum setting.

In 1977, The Friends of Rockwood was incorporated to support the County in its effort to preserve and maintain Rockwood. The county did not want to purchase or own the original collection – furniture, accessories, textiles, books, letters, and photographs – which were left in the manor house. The Friends was asked by the County to raise funds to purchase and conserve that collection.

Since the establishment of this non-profit organization, The Friends has had great success in their fund raising endeavors. Most of the original furnishings in the manor house have been purchased, scores of objects restored, and the stone walls along Shipley Road rebuilt. The latest project was the opening of the reinterpretation of the 1895 kitchen for exhibit.

Additionally, they sponsor a variety of special events and provide the volunteer staff to assist with museum projects and programs. All of The Friends’ activities are geared toward increasing visibility, strengthening community support, and providing financial growth.

The 2017 Rockwood Fellow, Sarah Leonard from the Department of Art History, writes :

A grant from the Friends of Rockwood Fund will support my research during September 2017. I will spend the majority of the month researching at the Delaware Art Museum and the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection at the University of Delaware library. I will also make a trip to the Yale Center for British Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At Yale, I will view landscape paintings and maps which will inform all three chapters of my dissertation. I will also meet with my dissertation’s outside reader, Professor Tim Barringer. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I will investigate a full collection of Frederick H. Evans’s photographs of Kelmscott Manor, which are central to my research on the construction of the Kelmscott landscape as a pastoral ideal.

The deadline for applications for support for the current academic year is March 15. We will begin accepting applications one month before the deadline. To apply, prepare a one-page statement, a brief budget, and a current CV. Also, please arrange to have your advisor send a letter of reference to materialculture@udel.edu. Awardees agree to present the results of their research to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute or another appropriate public venue, and to submit a one-page report within one month of completing their research, and no later than the end of the academic year in which the grant funds were disbursed.

Send application materials to materialculture@udel.edu with “Friends of Rockwood Fund” in the subject field.


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Deadline:
March 15, 2017

Post Date: September 7, 2017 at 3:27 pm

University of Delaware
Finkel Fund

Award:

Thanks to the generosity of Peter D. Finkel and Susan R. Finkel and their endowment of the Finkel Fund in Support of Cultural Internships, the Center for Material Culture Studies is able to offer financial support, typically up to $3,000, for eligible University of Delaware undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a material culture-based internship. Funds are to be used for transportation, lodging, food, and research materials.

In 2017, two University of Delaware students were awarded the Finkel Fund:

Madison Brockman
Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation

“This summer I will be learning from Consuela (Chela) Metzger, head of conservation and previous WUDPAC faculty, and tackling a range of interesting treatments on fascinating objects from the Library’s special collections. Projects include the repair of leather-bound children’s books from the 19th century, well-used maps from the 19th and 20th century, and a truly unique creation of mid-century American material culture: an oversized scrapbook of photographs and other ephemera compiled by the UCLA Marching Band Club. In addition to regular circulating collections material – books that students and researchers can check out and take home – these special collections materials are snapshots into the lives and times of those who made them. Preserving those material artifacts preserves the legacy of the human stories within them.”

Annabelle Fitchner
Art Conservation

“The Balkan Heritage Field School hosts conservation workshops and field schools in Stobi. I will be participating in their mosaic conservation and documentation workshop* from June 3-17, which could potentially provide me with six transferable credits from the New Bulgarian University. The workshop will focus on the conservation of a mosaic in Stobi’s Episcopal Basilica, the oldest Christian monument in Macedonia, which dates to the late 5th century. In addition to the workshop material that covers photo documentation, and both in situ and laboratory treatment of the mosaic, a number of lectures will be given on the history and archaeology of the area and its surrounding sites.”

The inaugural recipient is Spencer Wigmore, who interned at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Spencer writes:

“This summer I will be interning in the curatorial department at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. I will be participating in a fall 2016 exhibition, Thomas Eakins: Photographer. Consisting of over sixty photographs and three finished paintings, the exhibition explores the extent of Eakin’s involvement with photography. Eakins personal collection included numerous self portraits, mementos of social events, friends, and animals, studies of the nude and of landscape, and more. They indicate the constant material presence of photography in his life – as an integral component of his painting and teaching practices, its importance to domestic life, and its role as a medium for the exploration of gender and artistic identity. As a Finkel fund-supported intern, I will help edit wall labels, conduct object research, and organize event programming.”

The deadline for applications for Summer of this academic year is March 15. We will accept application beginning one month before the deadline. To apply, prepare a one-page statement, a brief budget, and a current CV. Also, please arrange to have your advisor send a letter of reference to materialculture@udel.edu. Preference is given to students whose focus is on preservation, conservation, administration, collections management, exhibition, research, and services of museums. Awardees agree to submit a one-page report within one month of completing their internship and no later than the end of the academic year in which the funds were disbursed. Preference shall be given to students who are advanced in their studies.

Send application materials to materialculture@udel.edu with “Finked Fund” in the subject field.


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Deadline:
January 15, 2017
Recurring: No

Post Date: November 3, 2017 at 2:19 pm

BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
2018 Scholars Of Excellence Program

Award:

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Deadline:
January 3, 2017

Post Date: November 2, 2017 at 8:44 am

Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship 2018 Program

Award:

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Post Date: August 31, 2017 at 3:02 pm

University of Delaware
Graduate Assistant for Athletics and Student Life Assessment

Award:

The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services (DIARS) provides opportunities for participation in athletics, recreational sports, and leisure activities to promote student success and engaged Blue Hens through programs, facilities and services. These opportunities are primarily focused on the diverse student population, while also serving the University and surrounding communities.

The Division of Student Life provides innovative services and programs that promote student learning, personal development & well-being and academic success. The Division’s Assessment and Engagement area encompasses assessment activities designed to improve the programs and services offered in the Division, further student learning and development, and promote organizational effectiveness within the Division.

This position supports assessment activities within DIARS (e.g., annual student- athlete survey, BLUE Leadership Program, etc.) and Student Life (e.g., 1743 Welcome Days; SEED Project, Healthy Minds Study, etc.). Specific assessment activities include data collection and management, statistical analyses, qualitative data analysis, survey administration, and report writing. This position will provide the opportunity for the candidate to apply and expand upon research and assessment skills learned in the student’s degree program.

Requirements:

  • Enrollment as a graduate student at the University of Delaware for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Interest in educational assessment and/or research
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and ensure accuracy of work • Extensive and excellent quantitative research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Proficient knowledge of the Qualtrics research suite; Microsoft Office Products (Word, Power Point, and Excel); and SPSS Statistics
  • Experience preparing written reports to communicate complex information
  • Students from graduate degree programs in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Health Sciences and related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tuition & Stipend

The stipend for this position is $18,000 for master’s students and $19,000 for doctoral students to be paid over a 9 month period of time. If appointed on a graduate contract, a defined percent of a tuition scholarship will be included along with the stipend for 20 hours per week. If the position is granted only for the stipend, the stipend will be paid to the student on time and attendance based on the actual hours worked and tuition will not be included. Applications will be accepted for either option.

Application instructions

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, current unofficial transcript, and contact information for three (3) on-campus references to Dr. Nicole Long at nlong@udel.edu. Screening of applications will begin immediately; the position will remain open until filled.


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Post Date: September 7, 2017 at 2:37 pm

University of Delaware
GRAND CHALLENGES: Interdisciplinary Grants Program

Award:

The issues the world is facing today will not be solved through the expertise of any single discipline. Instead, the challenges related to energy, health, education, worldwide migration, the environment, national security, and global development that have been defined by federal funding agencies and major private foundations as “grand challenges facing our planet and all of its inhabitants” will require the efforts of T-shaped professionals: professionals with deep competencies in a single discipline who are also able to conceptualize and facilitate collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries; professionals who, additionally, have “boundary-crossing competencies” in oral and written communication, project management, team-work, critical thinking, and global understanding.

The Office of Graduate and Professional Education invites proposals for the following kinds of collaborative multi-disciplinary projects:

  1. University Seminars on topics of broad interest and contemporary importance;
  2. Cross-college collaborations on graduate curriculum development related to big-picture, high-impact research challenges and geared to the development of T-shaped professionals;
  3. Major conferences and symposia related to arenas of signature multi-disciplinary research and graduate education at UD.

Modeled in part on both the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School “Michigan Meetings” internal grants program and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s “Sawyer Seminars” grants program, this OGPE initiative seeks to enhance the University of Delaware’s profile as a graduate institution by incentivizing curriculum innovation and special events programming related to interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary research and graduate education.


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Post Date: September 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm

University of Delaware
The CMCS Faculty Research Publication Subvention Fund

Award:

The Center for Material Culture Studies is pleased to offer subvention support on a competitive basis for University of Delaware faculty publishing original research with significant material culture content. Funds may be used for current and upcoming expenses directly related to publication, such as image preparation, permissions, indexing, etc. Specific funding amounts will vary depending upon subvention needs and availability of funds, with a cap of $1,800 per award.

The deadlines for applications are October 15 and March 15 of the current academic year. We will accept applications beginning one month before the deadline. To apply, prepare a two-page statement concerning the publication and its significance to the field and its relevance to material culture studies; a brief note regarding the venue and the status of the publication; a budget; and a one-page CV.

Please send application materials to materialculture@udel.edu with “Faculty Research Publication Subvention Fund” in the subject field.


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Post Date: September 12, 2017 at 9:46 am

University of Delaware
Graduate Assistant (Technical Specialist)

Award:

A graduate student proficient in current digital design software and applications is needed to assist other graduate students with the digital components of their student projects. The successful applicant will be responsible for acquainting students with Adobe programs and facilitating student use of Adobe Spark as a tool for presenting project work.

This position will be offered for one semester in the spring of 2018. Course sessions held from the beginning of February to the end of May 2018.

Duties

  • Peer Support
  • Facilitate one on one and group-based peer guidance and basic instruction
  • Assist students in their use of specific Adobe applications
  • Address technological concerns involved with student work
  • Introduce students to operational methods that can produce high quality results
  • Communicate with students about technological concerns

Instructor Assistance

  • Communicate regularly with course instructor about student progress & concerns
  • Share ideas about the best methods for using Adobe (Spark, Photoshop, etc.) for student projects
  • Assist instructor with establishing best practices for project development and implementation
  • Share feedback about student project deliverables
  • Help instructor to address technological concerns involved with coursework

Administrative

  • Spend an average of 8 to 10 hours a week on peer support and course assistance
  • Record keeping of hours on timesheet and UDTime
  • Timely response to emails (e.g. within 24 to 48 hours)
  • Assist with course logistics in the implementation of student projects

Qualifications
Essential:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree required
  • Effective communication skills
  • Some experience with web development
  • Background in digital photography or graphic design
  • Working knowledge of Adobe programs (e.g. Photoshop and Spark)

Preferred:

  • Teaching, teaching assistant, or special reader experience
  • Research experience

Desired:

  • Familiarity with current trends in Digital Humanities
  • HTML, XML, and JSP

TO APPLY, SEND RESUME OR C.V. WITH REFERENCES TO JERICKSN@UDEL.EDU


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Status: Open

Post Date: September 28, 2017 at 9:39 am

Yetta and Frank Chaiken Center for Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies Research and Conference Funds Program

Award:

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