The Graduate College 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 Graduate College works to support and heighten the visibility of our graduate students’ world-class research and scholarship.
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 Fellowships
- University Tuition Scholarships
- Graduate Student Assistantships
- Residence Hall Assistantships
- UD Press Awards Internship
- Folger Institute Seminars and Fellowships
- UD – Hagley Fellowships
- Winterthur Fellowships
- Delaware Nature Society Scholarships
- Nature Education Internships
- Other Financial Aid
Full-time graduate students are eligible to be nominated for the following competitive merit-based financial awards:
- Advising & Mentoring Award
(This is an award for faculty nominated by students)
- Dissertation Prize Nomination
- Herman & Charlotte Glotzer Award
- Professional Development Award
- UD Collection-Based Research Grant Program
- UD Grand Challenge Interdisciplinary Grants
- Unidel Distinguished Graduate Scholar Award
- Unidel Distinguished Scholars Recruiting Grants
- Unidel Louise Roselle Collections-Based Research Travel Award
- Unidel Louise Roselle Graduate Assistantship at Winterthur
- University Dissertation Fellowship
- University Doctoral Fellowship Award
- University Graduate Scholars Award
- Summer Doctoral Fellowship
TOTAL ENTRIES: 227
Post Date: June 20, 2019 at 10:50 am
Graduate College Innovation Grants
The inaugural Graduate College Innovation Grant program seeks to create new opportunities in graduate education, and enhance the graduate student experience at UD. By encouraging development of new academic and co-curricular programs, as well as stronger support for students and their mentors, the Graduate College aims to increase the value we provide to graduate, professional, and post-doctoral trainees, and attract new students to our programs. Proposals are invited in two categories:
Program Development & Innovation
Proposals can be submitted by following the link below. We ask that you use the budget template provided on the application page. Budgets up to $40,000 will be considered, though smaller proposals are welcome. Departmental and/or external grant cost-sharing is encouraged. It is expected that most programs will be completed within a year, though proposals for longer duration programs are welcome.
Awards can be made as early as July 1. This call for proposals will be repeated in September for Fall/Spring awards. Interested parties may address questions to Doug Doren, Interim Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education and Dean of the Graduate College or Buz Swanik, Faculty Fellow in the Graduate College.
Funding for this initiative is provided by the Graduate College.
Post Date: May 30, 2019 at 11:57 am
|Transferware Collectors Club
Transferware Collectors Club Schol
Award: Scholarships have been generously funded by the TCC Board of Directors for graduate students or young professionals working in the decorative arts, archaeology, historic preservation, or related ceramics fields who wish to attend the TCC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama on October 17-21, 2019.
Post Date: October 9, 2018 at 1:50 pm
|Office of Graduate and Professional Education
Unidel Distinguished Scholars Recruiting Grants
With generous support from the Unidel Foundation Inc., the Graduate College is announcing an open call for proposals (up to $5,000) to support the recruiting activities for exceptional doctoral student applicants who are likely to be successful nominees for the Unidel Distinguished Scholars Awards. The goal is intended to improve the University of Delaware’s success in attracting the highest quality of prospective doctoral education applicants. This funding mechanism will enhance the visibility of UD as a premier destination for graduate and professional education, encourage inclusive excellence & diversity, and signal UD’s commitment towards excellence in graduate education for in-state, out-of-state and international students pursuing doctoral degrees.
Funding requests may include prospective doctoral student events and/or recruiting fairs, campus visits by high quality candidates, faculty travel to recruiting events, or other innovative proposal plans related to doctoral student recruitment. Submissions will be accepted immediately and continue contingent on resource availability.
Funding is available immediately, and must be used by June 2019.
Funding for this initiative was provided by the Unidel Foundation, Inc
Post Date: December 10, 2018 at 3:30 pm
|Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Pathways to Computing Internship Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Award: The Pathways to Computing Internship Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a 10-week summer program that provides undergraduate students with research projects in computer science, computational science, and mathematics. Students will learn under the direction of ORNL research staff and will participate on projects in diverse domains including computer science, health data science, and climate science. Selected interns will have access to ORNL’s leadership-class facilities, including Summit, the world’s most powerful supercomputer. ORNL’s Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate oversees an immense store of computing power and its talented staff of computational scientists and mathematicians, conducting state-of-the-art research and development in computer and computational sciences in support of the Department of Energy’s missions and programs. As part of the ORNL Pathways to Computing Internship Program, the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate is committed to increasing diversity among interns and staff. We believe the teams required to solve the nation’s most pressing science challenges are those that bring together a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives and all are encouraged to apply. The goal of the program is to improve opportunities and encourage applications from underrepresented groups in the computing field; however, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
Post Date: January 11, 2019 at 1:42 pm
|American Council of Learned Societies
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition
Award: The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for the ninth competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. In 2019, the program will place up to 21 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year positions at participating nonprofits and government agencies. This career-launching initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application beyond the academy. The fellowship carries a stipend of $68,000 per year, as well as individual health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds.