Funding Opportunities for Instructors

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 Curriculum Development Grants

There are several instructional grants available through the Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning (CTAL) that provide an opportunity for faculty members to undertake special projects related to teaching and learning of critical interest to the University of Delaware.

Provost's Initiative for Excellence in Innovation in E-Learning

The University of Delaware is launching an initiative to expand UD’s academic footprint through the growth of e-learning opportunities. The Provost’s Initiative for Excellence and Innovation in E-Learning calls for UD proposals to develop innovative new online graduate degree programs, as well as new online and hybrid courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Proposals are being sought for program and course development in these areas: fully online graduate programs in areas of UD’s signature academic strengths; team-taught graduate courses delivered in partnership with other institutions; hybrid courses that feature experiential learning or fieldwork; and fully online undergraduate courses that many UD students currently complete at other institutions.

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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