Funding Opportunities for Instructors

Open and Affordable Course Material Grant

The University’s Library, Museums and Press provides incentive grants to UD faculty and instructors who wish to make their courses more affordable for their students by using low-cost materials, library content, or open educational resources (OER). The proposal period for the 2022-2023 is now open! 
Grants range from $500-$1500 depending upon course enrollment and project type. For full information and to apply, visit: Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to schedule a consultation with their subject librarian for a consultation, or join us on March 8 for an information session.

Seth Trotter Essay Contest

Have you used books, manuscripts, periodicals and other ephemera from Special Collections in your academic research? Have you had that research published by a peer reviewed journal?

If so, enter the Seth Trotter Special Collections Essay Contest for a chance to win up to $1,000! The contest is supported by the Friends of the University of Delaware Library.

Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center (IHRC) Grant

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center (IHRC) is pleased to announce a new call for proposals. Grant applications for the 2022-2023 academic year open November, 2021. To receive the announcement directly, please sign up for the IHRC Mailchimp, or visit the IHRC website. 

AY23 awards include interdisciplinary curricular enhancement & course development grants (IHRC) and Black arts educational programming awards, sponsored by the Paul R. Jones Initiative (PRJI). Applications are due January 7, 2022. Notification by February 7, 2022.


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.

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.

Community Engagement Initiative

The Community Engagement Initiative is dedicated to facilitating scholarly engagement that crosses the missions of teaching, research/creative activities, and service.

Find out more at the Small Grant Opportunities for Faculty web page.


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 Candid’s Funding Information Network, which has more than 400 locations throughout the world. Candid 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 UD’s libguide for grants or contact Reference & Instructional Services Librarian Alison Wessel.

Have questions about this page?

For your convenience, this page brings together on-campus funding resources for those who teach at the University of Delaware. Please contact the sponsoring unit for any questions about the opportunities listed.

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