Internal Funding Opportunities

The following program have open calls for proposals:

  • None at this time.

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

  • 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 Federal Workstudy (FWS) timetable, which is managed by the FWS team.
    • Prior Deadline: July 18, 2022
  • Commercialization & ENTR REsearch (CENTRE) Funding Initiative
    • 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, full time or adjunct, 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
    • Deadline: April 1, 2022
    • Contact Professor George Karabatis (georgek@umbc.edu) with any questions
  • ICTR Community Engagement Research (CEnR) Pilot Grant
    • Supports the testing of novel approaches to addressing health problems through community-engaged implementation that involve faculty from the UMB Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Social Work; UMBC, UMCP, and UMB-community partnerships.
    • Up to $35,000 in direct costs
    • Deadline: Monday, April 11, 2022, 5 pm (Eastern Time)
    • Contact ICTR-Navigator@umaryland.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
    • Deadline: March 1, 2022
    • Contact Associate Dean Preminda Jacob (pjacob2@umbc.edu) with any questions
  • 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
    • Deadline: February 18, 2022
    • Contact donengel@umbc.edu with any questions
  • 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
    • Deadline: February 11, 2022
    • Contact donengel@umbc.edu with any questions
  • 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
  • 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.
    • Details on this solicitation are available here
    • Prior Deadline: due to UMB by November 12, 2021
  • 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
    • Prior Deadline: September 24, 2021