Research Resources

There are a number of programs within our college that help advance our commitment to addressing the problems and challenges that face our schools, children and families in our community and around the world. By integrating our classwork with research and real-world experiences, our students gain a better understanding of the challenges they will face, while developing one-on-one relationships with faculty.

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For Students

Research Opportunities in HDFS – Human Development and Family Sciences offers many research opportunities for Undergraduate, Graduate and Honors’ students, providing them the opportunity to pursue their academic interests in greater depth.

Undergraduate Research Information– Every UD college, department and research center provides opportunities for interested students to immerse themselves in their field of interest by exploring scholarly options that bring learning to life.

Summer Scholars Program –  enables selected undergraduates, generally sophomores and juniors, to conduct in-depth research or creative work with University faculty.

Research Assistance at UD – Research apprenticeships with faculty mentors give talented, motivated University of Delaware undergraduates a chance to see and take part in what is happening on the front lines of discovery at UD today.


For Faculty

University of Delaware Resources

Conflict of Interest policies in research – By requiring full disclosures of potential conflicts from the members of UD’s research community, the University seeks to maintain an environment of transparency that enables objectivity in research and ensures compliance.

Funding Opportunities – View the available funding opportunities for sponsored research projects offered by federal and state agencies and private foundations.

Faculty and Principal Investigators  – Developed by UD’s Research Office, this site supports the research activity of UD faculty and staff. Designed to help both first-time researchers and experienced veterans, tools are available to help prepare  proposals, manage  grants and present results.

Institutional Review – All research involving living human subjects must be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB).  This page provides details.

CEHD Financial Services Unit – The Sponsored Program Coordinators in the College’s Financial Services Unit (FSU) assist faculty in submitting proposals.  Please contact the Sponsored Programs Coordinator for your department/unit as soon as you identify a funding opportunity.

External Research & Grant Support

William T. Grant Foundation   As a private grantmaking institution, the Foundation currently funds high-quality empirical research, with the ultimate aim of improving the lives of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States.