University of Delaware

Funding Opportunities

There are a number of funding opportunities available to Researchers at the University of Delaware. Please follow the links on this page for the different opportunities, award amounts and important dates. Funding opportunities for sponsored research are available to UD-eligible principal investigators from a variety of federal and state agencies and private foundations.

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.

Limited Submission Opportunites — A variety of sponsoring agencies offer research, career, scholar, or educational funding opportunities that limit the number of applications that can be submitted from a single institution.

New and Young Faculty Funding Opportunities — Link to funding opportunities for new and young faculty.

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University of Delaware Funding Opportunities

Open Opportunities

Program DescriptionStatusDeadline
DE-CTR ACCEL (Shovel Ready Pilot Grants Program or ShoRe PGP)

These awards are for investigators who already have submitted research grant applications (NIH, PCORI, VA, NSF, etc.) and have received summary statements, but need funds to collect additional data to strengthen their resubmission and address reviewer concerns. Up to $20,000 (direct costs) may be requested with a budget period of up six months. Investigators should plan for funding to begin on or soon after January 1, 2018. Your ShoRe proposal submission is due by noon on December 15, 2017. You must register and submit your proposal through our website at
Open 12/15/2017

Closed Opportunities

Program DescriptionStatusDeadline
COBRE Cardiovascular Health 2017Closed08/11/2017
Biomaterials COBRE 2017Closed07/10/2017
CTR Shovel-ReadyClosed06/16/2017
COBRE BiomaterialsClosed06/15/2016
COBRE CardioVascular Health Pilot ProjectClosed08/26/2016
Delaware-CTR ACCEL: Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Grants ProgramClosed06/18/2016
Delaware NASA EPSCoR RID Seed Grant Program Closed 10/2/2016
DENIN: Environmental Frontier Grant Closed 05/15/2015
DHSA: Delaware Health Science Alliance Closed 
EPSCOR: Delaware Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF) Closed 07/15/2016
INBRE: Delaware IDeA Neworks of Biomedical Research Excellence Closed 04/15/2016

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