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Internal Funding Opportunities

OVPR manages several internal award mechanisms. Click the links below for more information:

  • UMBC / Naval Academy Cybersecurity Grants
    • Supports new, mutually advantageous research relationships between UMBC and the Naval Academy that are focused on cybersecurity research.
    • White papers (3 pages max) are due Monday, October 20, 2014.
    • Award Size: up to $150,000
  • Undergraduate Research Assistantship Support (URAS)
    • Supports the inclusion of undergraduates in faculty-led research during their first four semesters at UMBC
    • Award Size: up to $1,500
    • Due November 7, 2014
  • UMBC Technology Catalyst Fund 
    • Supports the advance of innovations originating from UMBC research to more commercially viable technologies, i.e. proof-of-concept studies, extending data collection and prototype development
    • Award Size: up to $25,000
    • Due September 30, 2014
  • UMB-UMBC Research and Innovation Partnership Grant Program
    • Supports creative teams of investigators working across disciplinary boundaries and institutions, new research foci and the underlying basic science to pursue future health care improvements and/or technologies; and stimulates submission of innovative basic and translational science research proposals to federal, public or private funding agencies.
    • Two Award Tracks
      • Innovation Seed Track: up to $50,000
      • Innovation Challenge Track: up to $75,000 per year for 2 years
    • Due October 31, 2014
  • Special Research Assistantship/Initiative Support (SRAIS)
    • Supports UMBC faculty to advance their scholarly and research endeavors, to compete more effectively for external support and to pursue new areas of inquiry.
    • Award Size: up to $20,000
    • Due February 9, 2015
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship (SFF) 
    • Supports non-tenured, tenure-track UMBC faculty pursuing research and scholarly projects during the summer, including projects in all departments.
    • Award Size: up to $6,000
    • Due February 16, 2015