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Funding for Partnerships @UD

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Center for Diversity Studies and the Delaware Center for Teacher Education

Center for the Study of Diversity (CSD) in collaboration with the Delaware Center for Teacher Education (DCTE) provides funds to support research that promotes equity in teacher education. The purpose of this program is to promote research and scholarly activities by Faculty and Instructional Staff that will support education stakeholders' understandings of, or promotions of, equity in education. Stakeholders are defined as preservice teachers, pupils, families, school community members, teacher preparation faculty, and teacher preparation instructional staff. 

Visit the CSD and DCTE collaborative grant page to learn more. 

The Research Office
The University of Delaware provides for assistance to full-time tenure track faculty for individual research and professional development through “General University Research (GUR) Grants.” The main purpose of the GUR program is to assist untenured, early career faculty members with research, scholarly or creative projects. Proposals involving interdisciplinary research are especially encouraged. 

The primary purpose of the research grant is to advance the scholarship or creative activities of the recipient. Research projects or creative activities that meet this goal and also provide graduate student support and training opportunities are considered most favorably. 

Eligibility Requirements:
All full-time tenure track faculty members are eligible to apply for GUR grants. Although there is no restriction on the number of awards an individual may receive over the years, all other factors being equal, preference will be given to faculty that have not received awards previously. 

Visit the GUR Grants page to learn more. 

Community Engagement Initiative
The Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) is dedicated to facilitating scholarly engagement that crosses the missions of teaching, research/creative activities, and service. Currently three separate grant programs are available for faculty. 

Partnership for Arts and Culture (PAC) Small Grants for Faculty

The PAC mini grant program provides up to $4000 for joint university/community projects focused on societal issues in Delaware through an arts and culture approach. A requirement of the grant is the inclusion of significant involvement with community partners. 

Faculty Mini Grants for Service Learning Courses

Faculty grants of up to $750 for supplies and expenses to support service components of a course. 

Course-based Transportation Mini Grants

Faculty grants of up to $1000 to support the cost of transporting students in a course to a service site. Rolling decision. 

Visit the CEI small grants page to learn more. 

Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning

Instructional Improvement Grants (IIG)

Instructional Improvement Grants 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. 

Travel Award 

Travel Awards of up to $1,000 are available to support faculty participation in off-campus workshops or seminars on pedagogy, or conferences/conference sessions directly related to teaching. Professional staff who are directly involved with student instruction and graduate students who are instructors of record for a course are also eligible to apply. 

Visit the CTAL grant page to learn more. 

Graduate and Professional Education

The University of Delaware Office of Graduate and Professional Education (OGPE) invites proposals for the Grand Challenges Grants focused on:

  1. Interdisciplinary program development / seminars 
  2. Public Communications Training Boot Camps 
  3. Train-the-Trainer style programming 

The program’s overall goal is to enhance UD’s profile as a graduate institution, by supporting interdisciplinary curriculum innovation. Addressing the world’s grand challenges will require professionals who can conceptualize and carry out collaborative research and communicate in ways that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries and reach expanded audiences. 

Visit the Grand Challenges Grant page to learn more.

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