The University of Delaware has many opportunities to engage as a student — whether by majoring or minoring in a climate-focused program, taking a single climate-related course, or engaging in out-of-class activities and community engagement opportunities or internships. The Climate Hub is working to expand these opportunities, and we will be adding more resources to this page in the coming months!
- Climate Scholars – learn more and apply to join this experiential learning cohort!
- Explore climate-related courses, majors, and minors
- Join our Google Group (climate-changemakers) to receive email updates about climate events, courses, and activities on campus and in the community
- Climate Fellows – join our network of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to receive news about events, professional development, and skill-building activities
Graduate Research Enhancement Grants – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
The Climate Hub is pleased to offer a limited second round of graduate research enhancement grants. Awards are open to graduate students in all disciplines at UD to enhance their climate change related research toward their thesis or dissertation. We anticipate awarding two grants of up to $10,000. Funding can support research travel, equipment, supplies, and data collection but may not be used for salary, indirect costs, tuition, conferences, or publication fees. All funding must be spent by December 31, 2023. Preference will be given to projects that are clearly climate-focused, that have an interdisciplinary angle or interdisciplinary advisors, or other reason why they are not suitable for funding from traditional disciplinary sources. Graduate students are eligible to apply for this funding once they have an approved thesis or doctoral proposal. Graduate students who wish to apply for funding before their proposal defense must supply a letter of recommendation from their advisor that states they have a well-developed plan for their project and explains the need for the funding.
Email a curriculum vitae, an unofficial transcript, a one to two-page proposal identifying specific research goals and how the funding will advance your thesis or doctoral research, and a budget detailing how the money will be used to ClimateChangeHub@udel.edu. For priority consideration please send your application and a letter of recommendation from a faculty supervisor by September 15, 2023. We will consider applications thereafter on a rolling basis.
Applications are reviewed by a panel and award announcements will be made beginning within one month of the initial deadline. Funds will be available shortly after awardees accept terms. Awardees are expected to provide a final report at the end of the grant period and to present their accomplishments at a UD research symposium (e.g., Climate Hub Research Forum or DENIN Symposium). Awardees also agree to have their projects and photos featured on the Climate Hub website and social media accounts. Please note that these awards are funded by the Unidel Foundation award to the Climate Hub and are therefore not currently planned to be a recurring event, although the Hub is actively seeking funds to continue.