2019-2020 Internal Funding Opportunities
- August 31: Deadline for applications for the Supplement for Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program, to support faculty in hiring undergraduate research assistants.
- September 25: Deadline for initial draft proposals for the Technology Catalyst Fund, with final proposals due October 16, to advance innovations originating from UMBC research to more commercially viable technologies.
- October 15: Deadline for the fall semester CAHSS Grants for Pedagogy and Teaching. Grants are available to all faculty—tenured/tenure-track, lecturers, adjunct, and graduate teaching assistants (excepting visiting faculty)—who teach courses in CAHSS.
- October 15: Deadline for the fall semester CAHSS Dean’s Research Fund (CDRF) funding opportunity. Awards of up to $5,000 support the research endeavors of CAHSS tenured and tenure-track faculty and lecturers.
- October 25: Deadline for the fall semester Hrabowski Innovation Fund Grants program. Types of awards include Seed awards, Adaptation awards, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning awards, and Implementation and Research awards.
- November 4: Deadline for the CAHSS Research Fellows Program. Permits one semester of release time to support outstanding research and creative activity and to advance the careers of CAHSS faculty members. Only tenured Associate Professors and full Professors are eligible to apply.
- December 2: Deadline for Notice of Intent for the Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) with UMB-ICTR, with letters of intent due December 23 and final proposals due January 6. Awards of up to $50,000 support projects specifically focused on innovative, translational research that involve faculty from the UMB Schools, UMBC, and collaborative partners.
- January 24: Deadline for the Sherman Center Faculty Research Award. Awards of up to $100,000 support research on policies and practices that enhance the learning of children in urban communities like Baltimore.
- February 14: Deadline for UMBC Strategic Awards for Research Transitions (START). Awards of up to $25,000 support UMBC faculty to advance their scholarly and research endeavors, to compete more effectively for external support and to pursue new areas of inquiry.
- February 15: Deadline for the Center for Social Science Scholarship/CAHSS Summer Faculty Research Fellowship. Provides a summer stipend to tenure-track and tenured faculty doing social science research. More information is available here.
- February 21: Deadline for UMBC Summer Research Faculty Fellowship (SURFF). Awards of up to $6,000 support non-tenured, tenure-track UMBC faculty pursuing research and scholarly projects during the summer, including projects in all departments.
- March 27: Deadline for the spring semester Hrabowski Innovation Fund Grants program. Types of awards include Seed awards, Adaptation awards, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning awards, and Implementation and Research awards.
- April 6: Deadline for the spring semester CAHSS Grants for Pedagogy and Teaching. Grants are available to all faculty—tenured/tenure-track, lecturers, adjunct, and graduate teaching assistants (excepting visiting faculty)—who teach courses in CAHSS.
- April 6: Deadline for the spring semester CAHSS Dean’s Research Fund (CDRF) funding opportunity. Awards of up to $5,000 support the research endeavors of CAHSS tenured and tenure-track faculty and lecturers.
- May 1: Deadline for Social Science Undergraduate Research Award. The Center for Social Science Scholarship is sponsoring four Social Science URAs, which provide up to $1,500 to undergraduate student researchers whose work, in collaboration with a faculty mentor, uses social science to explore the world or address socially relevant concerns.
- May TBD: Deadline for Faculty Working Groups. The Center for Social Science Scholarship invites applications for Faculty Working Groups to promote intellectual exchange in the social sciences and across campus. These collaborative scholarly learning communities will meet regularly to work on research projects, read key literature, explore new methodological approaches, and/or engage in matters of public interest related to the social sciences.
- Ongoing: BreakingGround grants program to support course-related and project-related civic innovations at UMBC.
- Ongoing: The Center for Social Science Scholarship Small Research Grant Fund: Awards up to $1,000 per year to UMBC full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty, lecturers, and Ph.D. students in the social sciences who have already exhausted all other available university support.
On-Campus Grants Assistance
- Housed within the Center for Social Science Scholarship, the Maryland Institute for Policy, Analysis, and Research (MIPAR) is a grants administration unit that assists faculty members and departments by providing pre-award and post-grant management assistance. To set up an appointment to meet with staff, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and check out our video to learn more about what our staff can do for you!
- Current externally-funded social science research that MIPAR has supported include projects in economics, political science, public policy, sociology, anthropology, emergency health services, and more. Go here to read MIPAR research highlights!
External Funding Opportunities
- Join our myUMBC group, where the Center for Social Science Scholarship posts a monthly curated list of current funding opportunities for social science faculty and graduate students.
- Various funding opportunities are also compiled by UMBC’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research, and staff in UMBC’s Office of Sponsored Programs are available to meet with faculty to provide an overview of how to search for funding opportunities.
- Scholars interested in Foundation opportunities should first consult Bruce Lyons (email@example.com) in UMBC’s Office of Institutional Advancement
- Arts & Humanities Faculty members please contact Rachel Brubaker (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional funding opportunities.