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Internal Funding Opportunities

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Dean's Challenge Award to Accelerate Innovation and Discovery in Medicine (ACCEL-Med)

The School of Medicine will support a Dean’s Challenge Award/ACCEL-Med to encourage senior and junior SOM scientists to catalyze the launch of major, multi-disciplinary, collaborative “Big Science” research programs within the School and across Departments, Centers, Institutes and Programs.

This funding program is intended to support the generation of pilot data for new and ambitious research projects. In addition, the program will provide mentoring to junior faculty on track to securing their first large external research award.

All applications must be received by March 5, 2018 by 5pm. Guidelines for this opportunity can be found here:

Deans Challenge Award RFA

UMB/UMCP & UMB/UMBC Seed Grant Program

The Research and Innovation Seed Grant Program:

Fosters creative teams of investigators working across disciplinary boundaries and campuses, supports new research foci and basic science tracks to pursue future health care improvements and/or technologies; and stimulates submission and funding of innovative basic and translational science research proposals to federal, public, or private funding agencies

Funding Opportunities:

UMB offers two internal funding opportunities for researchers collaborating with investigators at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) or University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). More information regarding the two available programs can be found at:

  1. UM Research and Innovation Seed Grant ProgramUMB UMCP Seed Grant RFA 2018
  2. UMB-UMBC Research and Innovation Partnership Grant Program | UMB UMBC Seed Grant RFA

Passano Foundation Clinician-Investigator Awards for Career Development

The purpose of these Passano Clinician-Investigator Awards is to help protect the research time, and thereby further the acquisition of experience and preliminary results for qualified young UMSOM faculty clinician-investigators during the time that they are applying for external career development grant support.

Proposals must be submitted by October 3, 2018. Guidelines for this opportunity can be found here:

Passano Award Guidelines

Limited Submission Competition(s)

There are currently no limited submission opportunities available.