Funding Opportunities

The Graduate College is committed to facilitating funding and fellowships for the graduate student body. These opportunities, available through the University of Delaware, 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.

The University of Delaware may provide tuition scholarships to full-time graduate students who are awarded stipends for an entire semester/academic year as a research, teaching or graduate assistant or fellow. These scholarships are generally available in graduate programs that admit students with funding, regardless of funding source. Details of commitment and duration are provided in offer letters. Graduate departments and programs select the recipients of these awards, where available, based on students’ qualifications.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TUITION 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:

The Graduate College coordinates a variety of funding opportunities that students can receive through both faculty nomination and direct application.

Nominations

Full-time graduate students are eligible to be nominated for the following competitive merit-based financial awards:

Applications

Current Students seeking additional funding support can directly apply to the following awards:

Other Opportunities for Graduate Students

Opportunities are brought to our attention throughout the year, so keep checking back if you are looking for additional funding opportunities.

The Laura Bassi Scholarship, which awards a total of $8,000 thrice per annum, was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline and the next round of funding will be awarded in April 2021:

     Spring 2021
     Application deadline: 31 March 2021
     Results: 25 April 2021

All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of full-time employment. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV through the application portal by the relevant deadline. Further details, previous winners, and the application portal can be found at: https://editing.press/bassi

The Council of Graduate Schools has compiled a sortable database of federally funded opportunities intended for graduate students and postdocs.

View the table here.

DEADLINE: January 8, 2021
AREA OF STUDY: Communications and Graphic Design, Computer Sciences, Data Science, Demography, Economics, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, Sociology, Survey Methodology or similar field
OPEN TO: All