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Internal Funding Opportunities

The following program have open calls for proposals:

  • 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
    • Deadlines follow the FWS timetable, which is managed by the FWS team (not our office)
  • Sherman Center Faculty Research Award
    • Supports research about policies and practices that enhance the learning of young children, ages three through eight, in urban communities like Baltimore.
    • Award Size: $50,000 for 12-24 month awards; $100,000 for 25-36 month awards
    • Due January 24, 2020
    • Contact msanders@umbc.edu with any questions

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

  • UMBC Strategic Awards for Research Transitions (START)
    • 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 $25,000
    • Due Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:59pm
  • UMBC Summer Research Faculty Fellowship (SURFF)
    • 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 Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:59pm
  • 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 27, 2017.
    • The final deadline for proposal submissions is Wednesday, October 18, 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