The Collge School

Employment, Workshops, Fellowships, Research Opportunities

HDFS Graduate students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities to expand on their learning at UD, and to make them a well-rounded candidate for employment after graduation.

Examples include funding opportunities, conference presentations, service with nonprofits, research submissions and more.

Do you know about an opportunity for HDFS Graduate Students? Email us and let us know.

Current Student Opportunities:

Professional Development AwardsThese continue to be competitive awards, with a deadline of one month prior to travel. Awards of up to $500 (provided a $300 department match) are available for travel to significant professional meetings. Students are limited to receiving two awards during their graduate career.

Collections-Based Travel Awards: For graduate student travel to historic sites, museums and/or libraries to collect data for dissertation and thesis research.

Financial Aid and Competitive Awards: For full-time graduate students seeking merit-based financial awards at the University of Delaware.

The Association for the Study of Play (TASP): A professional organization in academia dedicated to play research and theories. TASP hosts annual conferences and offers discounted student registration rates.

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR): A multidisciplinary professional organization dedicated to family research, practice and education. There are discounted student memberships, and registration rates. Annual meetings include networking events and presentation opportunities.

Research Scholars grants The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Policy, Research and Evaluation makes grants to support research in areas such as child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, child welfare, home visiting, welfare and employment, strengthening families and healthy marriage, and family and youth services.