FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can apply for CMCS grants and funding?
A: Only graduate and undergraduate students and faculty at the University of Delaware are eligible to receive CMCS funding.

Q: Can I apply for more than one CMCS grant?
A: You are welcome to apply for more than one CMCS grant. In some cases, preference may be given to applicants who have not previously received CMCS funding. Please note the following funding caps: doctoral students are eligible to receive a maximum of $3500 in CMCS awards (excluding DELPHI fellowships) over the duration of their degree programs; masters students are eligible to receive a maximum of $2000 in CMCS awards (excluding DELPHI fellowships) over the duration of their degree programs.

Q: Can I hold a DELPHI fellowship together with other summer funding?
A: DELPHI awardees may not be paid for employment or accept paid internships during the summer of their fellowship. You may hold local or national travel awards.

Q: When will I learn about the status of my application for a DELPHI award or other grant?
A: Award decisions are usually announced within a month of the application deadline.

Q: How does CMCS evaluate grant and fellowship applications?
A: Grant and fellowship applications are reviewed by CMCS officers and members of the CMCS advisory committee. Applications should speak fully and directly to the material culture nature and significance of the proposal. Preference may be given to applicants who are advanced in their studies or who have not previously held a CMCS award.

Q: Can I use a CMCS award to reimburse expenses already incurred?
A: No.

Q: May I use CMCS funding to support travel?
A: Yes, although if applying for funds to support international travel in 2021-22, applicants must obtain approval from the Office of the Provost before CMCS funds can be dispersed. Use this webform to request approval.

For all further questions, please email materialculture@udel.edu.