Office of Research Affairs
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.
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
A complete list of internal deadline dates for standard NIH due dates.
All P, T, C, G, U (except U01), Etc. Series
- May 16 by 5pm: all front pages submitted to ORA
- May 20 by 5pm: final proposal submitted to SPA
New R01, U01
- May 24 by 5pm: all front pages submitted to ORA
- May 29 by 5pm: final form of proposal submitted to SPA
New K Series
- June 3 by 5pm: all front pages submitted to ORA
- June 5 by 5pm: final proposal submitted to SPA
New R03, R21, R33, R34, R36, U34, UH2, Etc.
- June 6 by 5pm: all front pages submitted to ORA
- June 10 by 5pm: final proposal submitted to SPA
- June 14 by 5pm: all front pages submitted to ORA
- June 18 by 5pm: final proposal submitted to SPA
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).
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.