Funding Opportunities for Instructors

Instructional Improvement Grants


Instructional Improvement Grants (IIG) provide funds (up to $5,000) for one-time, small-scale projects to improve existing courses, develop new courses, evaluate instruction, and assess curricular needs. The grant funds also can be used to support larger innovative projects that will directly and significantly affect teaching and learning, such as developing materials for new and existing courses and developing new modes of instruction.

DEADLINE extended to: APRIL 22, 2019

Career Services Center Faculty & Staff Career Innovation Grant

The Career Services Center Faculty & Staff Career Innovation Grant (FSCIG) provides funding for UD faculty and staff to create professional and career development activities for their students. Funding is provided to offset costs associated with infusing career-related materials and/or experiences into existing or new class curricula and/or departmental, program or school-based initiatives. Applications are currently being accepted for 2018-2019.

Faculty Entrepreneurship Grants

The University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship invites faculty members to apply to the Horn Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows program, which offers grant awards of up to $12,000.

The program challenges faculty to develop new cross-disciplinary and discipline-specific courses or to redevelop existing courses with a focus on creativity, design, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.

General Research Grant Opportunities

There are a number of funding opportunities available to Researchers at the University of Delaware. Funding opportunities for sponsored research are available to UD-eligible principal investigators from a variety of federal and state agencies and private foundations.

Diversity Research Grant Program

The Center awards research grants to UD faculty and graduate students on a competitive basis for projects deemed relevant to the Center’s mission.

Service Learning Grants

The Office of Service Learning offers instructional mini-grants to faculty for projects which advance the University’s General Education Initiative goal of service-learning in undergraduate courses. These grants support the enhancement and development of service learning and community-based research projects.


Need Help?

The University of Delaware Library provides access to several funding databases and offers workshops and individual consultations to faculty seeking grants. The Library is a partner of the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network, which has more than 450 locations throughout the world. The Foundation Center also provides a great page on proposal development and writing that includes online tutorials and webinars, sample documents, frequently asked questions, and more. For more information visit or contact Reference & Instructional Services Librarian Carol Rudisell.

Have questions about this page?

For your convenience we have brought together all of the known on-campus funding resources available to UD faculty. Please contact the individual unit for any questions about the funding opportunities listed. If you have a funding resource that you would like listed on this page, please contact us via email at

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