Internal Funding Opportunities

The following program have open calls for proposals:

  • Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) Grant Program
    • The University of Maryland, Baltimore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UMB ICTR) is a campus-wide clinical and translational research initiative supported by the UMB campus and the University of Maryland Medical System.
    • Deadline: due to UMB by November 12th, 2021 before 5pm
    • For details on this solicitation see here
  • 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
    • Deadline: January 25, 2022
    • Contact msanders@umbc.edu with any questions

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

  • 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. Priority will be given to faculty members who have not previously received SURFF/SFF funding.
    • Award Size: up to $6,000
    • Prior Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2021 at midnight
  • UMBC Strategic Awards for Research Transitions (START)
    • Supports full-time, PI-eligible members of the UMBC faculty to advance their scholarly and research endeavors, to compete more effectively for external support and to pursue new areas of inquiry.
    • Members of the faculty who have received prior START support are ineligible to apply for three years after the end date of the prior grant.
    • Award Size: up to $25,000
    • Prior Deadline: Monday, March 22, 2021
  • Commercialization & ENTR REsearch (CENTRE) Funding Initiative
    • The CENTRE funding is an initiative of the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship at UMBC and provides funds for research that leads to potential commercialization of a product or service. Any UMBC faculty conducting research in either technical fields (technical entrepreneurship), or social/humanities fields (social entrepreneurship) is encouraged to apply for funding. Faculty who receive funds through this initiative are encouraged to file for a patent, expected to publish their research results, and be involved in commercializing the research outcomes. CENTRE funding prepares faculty for TEDCO MII funding (State of Maryland), Catalyst Funds, or possible awards from NEA, NSF, NIH, etc. Interdisciplinary collaborations (e.g. from humanities and technology) with faculty from different UMBC departments are strongly encouraged.
    • Award Size: up to $15,000
    • Prior Deadline: April 1, 2021
    • Contact Vivian Armor, Director of the Alex. Brown Center of Entrepreneurship (armor@umbc.edu) and Professor George Karabatis (georgek@umbc.edu) with any questions
  • The Eileen and Jerry Carroll Faculty Research Fund
    • This fund is intended “to support faculty in cross-disciplinary research and creative achievement that encourages civic engagement. Faculty from any discipline will be eligible, and special consideration will be given to projects that encourage collaboration with faculty from other disciplines, departments, and/or colleges at UMBC or across the University System of Maryland. Projects funded will support research, scholarship, and creative activity conducted by faculty. Funds can be directed to research-related travel expenses, materials, and other activities not easily funded via existing institutional resources.”
    • Award Size: up to $2,000
    • Prior Deadline: Monday April 26, 2021
    • Contact Associate Dean Preminda Jacob at pjacob2@umbc.edu with any questions
  • 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
    • Deadline: Friday, September 24, 2021
  • 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.
    • Prior Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2021