Funding Opportunities

University of Delaware's Mentors Circle

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
November 14, 2019

Post Date: August 26, 2019 at 9:24 am

Department of Energy, 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
November 1, 2019

Post Date: September 16, 2019 at 9:25 am

University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity

Award: The Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity are competitive programs intended to increase the diversity of the academic research community at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Both organizations seek to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experiences, research experiences and employment backgrounds will contribute significantly to their academic missions.

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Status: Open
October 2, 2019

Post Date: August 2, 2019 at 1:39 pm

NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program


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Status: Open
September 15, 2019

Post Date: July 17, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)
ARPA-E Fellows

Award: ARPA-E is looking for the next generation of scientific leaders to help solve the most pressing and exciting challenges in energy. The Fellows assist the agency in identifying possible breakthrough energy technologies through technical and economic analyses. During their two-year tenure, ARPA-E Fellows influence the direction of American energy innovation, engaging with world-class researchers in academia and industry, entrepreneurs, and government officials. Prior experience in energy and/or commercialization is not necessary.

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Status: Open
August 4, 2019

Post Date: July 23, 2019 at 9:50 am

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
Call for Proposals: Urgent Cultural Heritage Protection Efforts in Yemen

Award: CAORC, in partnership with the American Institute for Yemeni Studies, is announcing its 2019 call for proposals to support scholars, institutions, and organizations involved in efforts to safeguard, document, and preserve cultural heritage sites and collections within Yemen that are under immediate or urgent threat due to the effects of the ongoing conflict.

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