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Internal Funding Opportunities

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2020-2021 Internal Funding Opportunities

  • September 30: Deadline for applications for the Supplement for Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program, to support faculty in hiring undergraduate research assistants.
  • N/A Fall 2020: 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.
  • N/A Fall 2020: 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.
  • N/A Fall 2020: 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.
  • October 30:  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 13Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) with UMB-ICTR. 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 25:  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. Learn more information here.
  • Fall 2020 TBD: Deadline for initial draft proposals for the Technology Catalyst Fund, to advance innovations originating from UMBC research to more commercially viable technologies.
  • 2020-21 TBD: 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 Summer Fellowship. Provides a summer stipend to tenure-track and tenured faculty doing social science research. 
  • Spring 2021 TBD: 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.
  • N/A Spring 2021: 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.
  • N/A Spring 2021: Deadline for the spring semester CAHSS Grants for Pedagogy and Teaching. Awards of up to $5,000 support the pedagogical endeavors of faculty—tenured/tenure-track, lecturers, adjunct, and graduate teaching assistants (excepting visiting faculty)—who teach courses in CAHSS.
  • Spring 2021 TBD:  Deadline for the Carroll Faculty Research Fund. Awards of up to $2,000 support faculty in cross-disciplinary research and creative achievement that encourages civic engagement.
  • Spring 2021 TBD:  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.
  • Spring 2021 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.
  • OngoingBreakingGround grants program to support course-related and project-related civic innovations at UMBC.
  • OngoingThe 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 departmental/university support.

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