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UMB Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)

  • ICTR Voucher Program:
    Up to $5,000 to help defray the costs of services needed to generate preliminary data for external grant applications/peer-reviewed publications. Services that may be eligible for voucher support include those listed at these sites:  CIBR, GCRC, BIORESCO, NORC, and UMMC* IDS and some community-engaged research expenses.

  • ICTR ATIP Grant Program:
    UMB ICTR Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) Grant provides up to $50,000 direct costs to provide starter funds for projects specifically focused on innovative, translational research that involve faculty from the UMB Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Social Work; UMBC, and UMB-community partnerships. Funding period is 12 months.

  • ICTR KL2 Mentored Career Development Award:
    The awards support the career development of individuals dedicated to a career in clinical investigation and who aspire to develop into future leaders in clinical research. Support is provided for up to three years. Visit the ICTR KL2 Career Development Award site for more information (

  • ICTR TL1 Post-doctoral Clinical Research Training Award: The purpose of the TL1 - Postdoctoral - Clinical Research Training Award is to support the training of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical researchers through individual post-doctoral research training within the schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work on the UMB campus. The duration of the TL1 Post-Doctoral Program appointment is two years. Visit the ICTR KL2 Career Development Award site for more information (

University of Maryland Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (UM-OAIC)

  • Pilot Program: The Center will consider funding 3 pilot projects, one of which will be technology focused, with budgets up to $50,000. This funding is designed to provide start-up support for quality research proposals of high relevance to the Center’s mission, which addresses the process by which function is lost, and the multiple factors that affect the onset, and progression of disability in older adults.

  • Micro Funds: The Center is excited to offer the opportunity for Pepper Center pilot investigators and junior scholars as well as Pepper Center affiliates that are interested in applying for a pilot or junior scholar position in the future to apply for micro-funds ranging from $500-$1,000 for a current project that relates to the Pepper Center theme.  There is no deadline to apply as funds are available on an as needed basis.

     Contact Anne Sullens


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.  The award is for $37,500 per year for up to two years. For more information please contact Dr. Marey Shriver


Mid-Atlantic Nutritional Obesity Research Center (NORC) Pilot & Feasibility Funding Program

The aim of a P/F project is to provide convincing data for future proposals to the NIH or other national agencies. Investigators are encouraged to undertake high risk/high gain projects that have the potential to develop but for which no preliminary data of feasibility are currently available. Grants of up to $50,000 (direct cost) will be awarded (with no more than $5,000 going towards salary support for the PI or Co-I).  Eligibility for a second year of funding will be considered after submission of a progress report and plans for the second year.


Maryland Innovation Initiative

The Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) is a grant program created to advance the commercialization of near-term, pre-commercial technologies through technology validation, market assessment, and the creation of startup companies in Maryland. Collaborative projects between UMB and University of Maryland College Park, UMBC, Johns Hopkins University, and Morgan State University are strongly encouraged and are eligible for 25% more funding. Contact our Site Miners for help identifying partners and planning proposals.


Interprofessional Education (IPE) Faculty Awards

Faculty Awards in Support of Interprofessional Education (IPE) encourage and build a community of faculty members across the schools of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and throughout the University System of Maryland who have interest and expertise in interprofessional education. This includes, potentially, national and international IPE activities.


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