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 31, 2017

Post Date: June 14, 2017 at 2:46 pm

University of Delaware
ATS Graduate Assistantship


Exciting opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.

Basic skills required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    PLEASE NOTE: Part of the job will require interaction with Faculty and other professional staff. Applicant must be personable, friendly, and outgoing.
  • Desire to work with and learn new products and software.
  • Technically savvy.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize projects based on deadlines.
  • Good basic video and audio editing knowledge.
  • Ability to quickly troubleshoot and triage multiple issues.

Have some experience in:

  • Customer Service or Front Desk Support
  • Light Programming – Html, Web development
  • Basic UNIX skills with preferred experience in PHP, SQL, Perl, and shell scripting.
  • Editing Video – Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, iMovie
  • General knowledge current trends in technology.
  • Computer Hardware troubleshooting

Will be doing these tasks:

  • UD Capture Maintenance
  • Assisting faculty with LMS
  • Video Editing
  • Testing/Troubleshooting new technology – software/hardware
  • Basic Website maintenance
  • Assisting faculty with teaching projects
  • Front Desk support
  • Large scale Programming or Video Projects

NOTE: We accept applications from all majors. Hobbies and life experiences with technology are a plus. We are looking for technology enthusiasts!

GA stipend for master’s students is $18,000. For Ph.D. students is $19,000. Both are 20 hrs/week. Tuition paid at the discretion of your department or major.

TO APPLY: Interested students should send a letter of application and resume to:

Jevonia Harris

Cover Letter:
In your email, please mention if any or all of the following apply:

  • You are familiar with different OS, (Mac, Linux, etc…)
  • You are interested in Instructional Design
  • You have extracurricular activities that uses technology in innovative ways.
  • You have experience or interest in photography.
  • You are familiar with 3d modeling or drafting.
  • You have built a computer or other electronic systems in your spare time.
  • Any or all computer languages you are familiar with.
  • Demonstrations of applied technology a plus!

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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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May 24, 2017

Post Date: May 5, 2017 at 9:44 pm

Office of Graduate and Professional Education
Summer 2017 Graduate Student Assistantship


The Office of Graduate and Professional Education and the Center for the Study of Diversity seek a graduate student interested in a summer 2017 position assisting with a research project documenting the experiences of graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Delaware. Students with research interests or experience in diversity, equity and inclusion in education settings would be the best fit for this position. The graduate assistant should be comfortable discussing topics related to students’ social identities (e.g. race, social class, disabilities and other social identities). Prior coursework in qualitative methodologies or experience collecting and analyzing qualitative research data is desirable. The project requires a self-directed learner with the ability to work collaboratively and manage multiple tasks. The graduate assistant will complete a variety of activities for the project over 10 weeks with a 20 hour a week commitment. The nature of activities will vary but may include some or all of the activities listed below.

  • Ongoing communication with project leaders
  • Conduct online IRB training
  • Lead meeting with student interviewers
  • Participate in workshops to learn interviewing and analysis process
  • Assist with recruitment of student storytellers
  • Communicate with storytellers to explain study, schedule interviews, follow up with participants
  • Conduct story-gathering interviews
  • Download, organize and safely store audio and transcript files of interviews
  • Assist with development of narratives from interviews and with data analysis
  • Assist with project reports and manuscripts for publication
  • Record students reading completed narratives

We are looking for the best candidates. If that is you, please submit your application by emailing BOTH Professor Rosalie Dow at and Dr. Talia Coleman at Completed applications must include:

Letter of interest

Resume/CV (similar experiences is a plus)

A list of any additional summer commitments/plans

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