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Internal Funding Opportunities

  • UMBC 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 10, 2017
  • 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 February 15, 2017


The programs below do not have open calls for proposals, but some may be repeated again in the future:

  • 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
    • An initial draft proposal must be submitted by Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
    • The final deadline for proposal submissions is Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
  • UMBC Supplement for Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE)
    • Supports the inclusion of undergraduates in faculty-led research during their first four semesters at UMBC.
    • Award Size: up to $1,500
    • Due Friday, September 9, 2016