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Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities for sponsored research are available to UD-eligible principal investigators from a variety of federal and state agencies and private foundations. Some excellent tools for identifying potential funding opportunities are:

COS Pivot is available to UD employees through a paid subscription from UD’s Morris Library and the Research Office. Library staff periodically offer workshops on effective use of the database.

Current Funding Opportunities

 

Limited Submission Opportunities

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • if a researcher should identify a limited submission that is not in the opportunities list, please forward the announcement to: limited-submission@udel.edu

Limited Submission Opportunities Many federal agencies and foundations offer grants, awards, and fellowships that limit the number of applications that can come from one institution. In order to increase the chances of UD succeeding in such "limited submission opportunity" applications, UD Research Office has established procedures for reviewing white papers for such competitions in a timely fashion.   To view the opportunities that have been identified to date by the Research Office please see Current Limited Submission Opportunities.

 

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General University Research Program (GUR)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

These UD grants of up to $6,000 are awarded through the general UD budget primarily to projects in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.


PLEASE NOTE

Applicants who have received a GUR anytime between June 2011 and June 2013 are NOT eligible to submit for this round. No additional awards will be made to applicants who have failed to complete the required project report for a GUR award made prior to June 2011.

 

Please click on GUR guidelines for the application and important resources.
 

GUR deadlines:
 

Department Administrator training session entitled “UD as a Sponsor”
See Research Office Training website for registration.
September 18, 2013
Workshop on How to Prepare a GUR Proposal
See Research Office Training website for registration.
October 15, 2013
Workshop on How to Prepare a GUR Proposal (repeated)
See Research Office Training website for registration.
October 25, 2013
Full proposal due to Department Chair via PeopleSoft and PAS Webform November 8, 2013
Chair’s recommendation Due to Applicable Dean November 22, 2013
Full proposal due to Research Office via PeopleSoft and Approved PAS Webform December 6, 2013
College Overview of Submissions via email to research-gur@udel.edu December 6, 2013
Email Acknowledgement from the Research Office of Receipt of Proposal December 13, 2013
Final Faculty Submission into the GUR Reviewer Database December 20, 2013
Faculty Senate Research Committee reviews proposals
January - February 2014
Awards Announced April 2014
Funding Available June 1, 2014

- GUR guidelines
- GUR FAQs 
- Contact Leigh Botner: lbotner@udel.edu

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University of Delaware Research Foundation (UDRF)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The University of Delaware Research Foundation is a private corporation, chartered in 1955 to support research at the University. Early career, untenured, tenure-track faculty in the sciences and engineering are eligible for these annual grants of up to $35,000 each. Awards include $25,000 in UDRF Funding, which is matched by $5,000 from the Provost and $5,000 from the faculty member’s respective Dean.

PLEASE NOTE
Previous recipients of UDRF or UDRF-SI grants are not eligible to apply for additional UDRF grant support at this time. UDRF-SI applications are not affected by this limitation. Please read guidelines below for current requirements for this year’s submission.

UDRF Deadlines


Proposal due to Department Administrators via PeopleSoft (PAS webform) January 10, 2014
Webform from Research Office acknowledging receipt of proposal and C&G Review January 17, 2014
Due to UDRF Reviewer Database January 24, 2014
Awards Announced May 16, 2014
Funding Available June 1, 2014


- UDRF Guidelines | Guidelines PDF
- UDRF Application
- UDRF Final Report
- UDRF Checklist
- Prior Year UDRF Awardees

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University of Delaware Research Foundation Strategic Initiatives Grant (UDRF-SI)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The University of Delaware Research Foundation is a private corporation, chartered in 1955 to support research at the University. Early career, untenured, tenure-track faculty in the sciences and engineering are eligible for these annual grants of up to $35,000 each. Awards include $25,000 in UDRF Funding, which is matched by $5,000 from the Provost and $5,000 from the faculty member’s respective Dean.


UDRF-SI Deadlines


Proposal due to Department Administrators via PeopleSoft (PAS webform) September 13, 2013
Webform from Research Office acknowledging receipt of proposal and C&G Review September 20, 2013
Due to UDRF-SI Reviewer Database September 30, 2013
Awards Announced November 22, 2013
Funding Available December 1, 2013


- UDRF-SI Guidelines | Guidelines PDF
- UDRF-SI Application
- UDRF-SI Final Report
- UDRF-SI Checklist
- Prior Year UDRF-SI Awardees

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