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.
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 Fellowships
- University Tuition Scholarships
- Graduate Student Assistantships
- Residence Hall Assistantships
- UD Press Awards Internship
- Folger Institute Seminars and Fellowships
- UD-Hagley Fellowships
- Winterthur Fellowships
- Delaware Nature Society Scholarships
- Nature Education Internships
- Other Financial Aid
The Graduate College coordinates a variety of funding opportunities that students can receive through both faculty nomination and direct application.
Full-time graduate students are eligible to be nominated for the following competitive merit-based financial awards:
- Dissertation Prize Nomination
- Unidel Distinguished Graduate Scholar Award
- Unidel Recruiting Grants
- University Dissertation Fellowship
- University Doctoral Fellowship Award
- University Graduate Scholars Award
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:
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
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