How does graduate education get funded at the University of Delaware?
Many funding opportunities are available for graduate study at the University of Delaware. Primarily, students receive support through assistantships for research and teaching. Competitive support funding is also made available through the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. More opportunities for graduate funding and fellowships can also be located through the many excellent departments and programs at the university, through the Morris Library and through Financial Aid. These opportunities include university-sponsored funding, external foundation/institutional funding, and federal loan opportunities.
How do I find opportunities for grants and fellowships beyond UD?
Requests for proposals (RFPs) and opportunities for fellowships and grants from foundations and institutions beyond UD can be found through the resources and databases at the Morris Library; see specially the Community of Science Funding Opportunities and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online directories. Grant and fellowship opportunities can also be found on the fellowships and grants by field/discipline/interest page and the general web resources page.
Can the Office of Graduate & Professional Education help me craft winning proposals?
The Office of Graduate & Professional Education has a webpage dedicated to tips and guidelines for grants and fellowships. The page includes downloadable bibliographies and other helpful links and files. The page also features a presentation on "Writing Winning Proposals," created by Debra Hess Norris, Vice Provost of Graduate & Professional Education. The office periodically hosts grant-writing workshops for graduate students, as well as department/program-specific presentations.
I am in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) discipline; what sort of opportunities are there for me?
Grant and fellowship opportunities by discipline can be found on the fellowships and grants by field/discipline/interest page, as well as the general web resources page. More opportunities and announcements can be found through the resources and databases at the Morris Library; see specially the Community of Science Funding Opportunities and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online directories.
I am in the arts and humanities; what sort of opportunities are there for me?
Grant and fellowship opportunities by discipline can be found on the fellowships and grants by field/discipline/interest page, as well as the general web resources page. More opportunities and announcements can be found through the resources and databases at the Morris Library; see specially the Community of Science Funding Opportunities and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online directories.
I am in health, human services and/or education; what sort of opportunities are there for me?
Grant and fellowship opportunities by discipline can be found on the fellowships and grants by field/discipline/interest page, as well as the general web resources page. More opportunities and announcements can be found through the resources and databases at the Morris Library; see specially the Community of Science Funding Opportunities and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online directories.
Does the Office of Graduate & Professional Education offer workshops and/or training opportunities?
Yes, the office periodically hosts grant-writing workshops for graduate students, as well as department/program-specific presentations.
Is there money for me to present my research at conferences?
Our Professional Development Award enables graduate students to present papers and posters at an array of national and international academic conferences.
What other funding opportunities are offered through the Office of Graduate & Professional Education?
The Office of Graduate & Professional Education offers annual competitive funding, including the University Graduate Fellows, the University Graduate Scholars, and the University Dissertation Fellows. Moreover, the Office of Professional & Graduate Education works to further the innovative scholarship of our graduate students with funding for conferences and research. We are particularly proud of our Internships and Performances Award, which supports the scholarly pursuits of our graduate students across the globe. Our Professional Development Award enables graduate students to present papers and posters at an array of national and international academic conferences. We also offer short-term support for graduate studentsí collections-based research and travel.