Funding Opportunities

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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.


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:


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: Open
April 22, 2020

Post Date: December 5, 2019 at 9:15 am

Bill and Melinda Gates Foudation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Award: The Grand Challenges family of initiatives fosters innovation to solve key global health and development problems. The application deadline is April 22, 2020.

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Status: Open
March 11, 2020

Post Date: January 21, 2020 at 9:59 am

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Health Policy Research Scholars


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Status: Open
February 12, 2020

Post Date: September 9, 2019 at 9:44 am

Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Programs

Award: The NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, such as individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.

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Status: Open
January 15, 2020

Post Date: November 8, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Krell Institute
DOE Computational Science Fellowship Opportunity

Award: The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides up to four years of financial support for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering.

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Status: Open
January 3, 2020

Post Date: November 22, 2019 at 9:20 am

U.S. Department of Energy
2020 DOE Scholars Program

Award: The DOE Scholars Program is designed to attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates in a variety of fields. These opportunities will help prepare and motivate you to pursue the full range of entry and mid-level research, technical and professional positions within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and organizations that support the DOE mission.

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