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Overview

The Office of Research Affairs (ORA) provides support for research being conducted at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). The ORA serves as a "research hub" to assist faculty in expanding collaborative, innovate research that will lead to an increased number of novel competitive grant applications to a variety of funding agencies. The ORA staff provides a wide-range of services to SOM faculty.

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Grant Submission Policy

The UMSOM requires the following:

  • All NIH grant front pages be submitted to the ORA by 5 pm, seven (7) business days prior to the grant deadline.
  • The proposal text be submitted in final form to Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) by 5pm five (5) business days prior to the grant deadline.

Internal Grant Routing Policy
UMSOM policies and procedures for grant routing & submissions.


Upcoming NIH Deadlines

2019 Standard NIH Deadlines
2020 Standard NIH Deadlines
A complete list of internal deadline dates for standard NIH due dates.

November 5
R01, U01 resubmission

  • Oct. 25 by 5pm: all front pages submitted to ORA
  • Oct. 29 by 5pm: final proposal submitted to SPA

November 12
K series resubmission

  • Nov. 1 by 5pm: all front pages submitted to ORA
  • Nov. 5 by 5pm: final proposal submitted to SPA

November 18
R03, R21, R33, R34, R36, U34, UH2, etc. resubmission

  • Nov. 7 by 5pm: all front pages submitted to ORA
  • Nov. 11 by 5pm: final proposal submitted to SPA

December 9
All F series

  • Dec. 2 by 5pm: all front pages submitted to ORA*
  • Dec. 2 by 5pm: final proposal submitted to SPA*

*Due to the lengthy campus closure for Thanksgiving, an automatic extension has been granted for these deadlines to the listed dates.

December 12
All R13 & U13

  • Dec. 3 by 5pm: all front pages submitted to ORA
  • Dec. 5 by 5pm: final form of proposal submitted to SPA

January 7
All AIDS related

  • Jan. 3 by 5pm: all front pages submitted to ORA*
  • Jan. 3 by 5pm: final proposal submitted to SPA*

*Due to the lengthy campus closure for the holidays, an automatic extension has been granted for these deadlines to the listed dates.

January 27
All P, T, D, C, G, U (except U01), etc.

  • Jan. 15 by 5pm: all front pages submitted to ORA
  • Jan. 17 by 5pm: final proposal submitted to SPA

February 5
New R01 & U01

  • Jan. 27 by 5pm: all front pages submitted to ORA
  • Jan 29 by 5pm: final form of proposal submitted to SPA

News

Mohit Gilotra

UMSOM Orthopaedic Surgeons to Receive Prestigious International Research Award

A research team led by Mohit N. Gilotra, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedics at the UMSOM, will receive the prestigious 2018 Charles S. Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES).

Robert Reed

Study: Process Used to Select Lung Transplant Patients May Need to be Changed

With a limited number of lungs available, deciding who gets a transplant can be a matter of life or death. New research from the UMSOM suggests that the system for choosing transplant recipients in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may underestimate how long a person might survive without a lung transplant and therefore, may mislead clinicians.


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