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

Status: Open
July 6, 2018
Recurring: No

Post Date: June 27, 2018 at 10:20 am

Beyond the Tenure Track
Beyond the Tenure Track Internship Opportunity: Curriculum Development & Copywriting

Award: Beyond the Tenure Track is seeking a graduate student intern for a “Curriculum Development & Copywriting” project. This is a paid internship, and we’re looking for a talented, proactive graduate student to join us this summer.

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June 8, 2018

Post Date: June 5, 2018 at 1:48 pm

College of Arts and Sciences


With the generous support of the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Department of Art History and
the Winterthur Program of American Material Culture, University of Delaware will host a two-day
International Graduate Student workshop on October 11 and 12, 2018. This workshop is part of the
project “In Search of Global Impact of Asian Aesthetics on American Art and Material Culture” which
will conclude with an international symposium of 26 museum curators and academics
We invite graduate students from all regions of the world to submit a short abstract of a dissertation
in progress or a project that reflect on the project’s theme. To apply, send a short abstract written in
English (300-500 words) and a 2-page CV to: “” by June 8, 2018.
Financial assistance for both international and domestic travels is available for successful applicants,
and all lodging and meals are paid for with the generous support of the Terra Foundation for
American Art, the Office of Professional and Graduate Studies and the Center of Material Culture of
the University of Delaware, together with Unidel Foundation and the National Endowment for the
We strongly encourage proposals that consider the flow of global aesthetics beyond the circulation of
objects, as well as those that examine “Asia” and “North America” as discursive structures or cultural
constructs in connection with other world regions such as Africa, Europe, South America, among others.
The proposal should also: 1) redefines the canon of art history, with a focus on the multidirectional
impact of Asian aesthetics on American art and material culture, and/or 2) proposes new interpretations
of the transcultural and transhistorical flow of aesthetics that not only redefine the geocultural
boundaries of Asia and North America, but also rethink methodological formations of aesthetic
emergence. In sum: How do design ideas, patterns, and aesthetics travel across the globe, even when
objects do not?
Applicants will be notified of decisions by July 8, 2018. Successful applicants will be invited to submit, in
September of 2018, a dissertation chapter or excerpt, or paper to be pre-circulated and read before the
workshop. Official respondents are: Partha Mitter (Sussex, emeritus), Dorothy Ko (Barnard/Columbia),
Lee Glazer (Freer/Sackler Galleries), Marco Musillo (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz), with the Terra
Foundation’s guest critics: Zhang Gan and Chen Anying (Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua, Beijing),
in addition to the faculty advisors from the Department of Art History and the Winterthur Program of
the University of Delaware.

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Status: Open

Post Date: July 26, 2018 at 9:34 am

Bonhams Auction
Furniture and Decorative Arts department job opportunities, Bonhams Auctions

Award: Bonhams Auctions in Los Angeles currently lists two job opportunities in the Furniture and Decorative Arts department. We would like to encourage experienced applicants for the roles of Head of Department and Specialist.

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