Research Resources


Get help submitting your proposal for funding, including with the application process and procedures.

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Get access to important forms, policies, procedures, among other helpful information for managing post-award grants.

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Human Subjects Research Compliance and Education

Understand how to navigate regulatory and compliance issues, required trainings, and the institutional review board (IRB) process.

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Pre-Clinical Research Compliance and Education

Understand the basis of pre-clinical research at UMB, view required trainings and best practices, and identify relevant campus resources.

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Additional Resources

Appointment, Orientation, Promotions, and Tenure Advice

Advice and consultations regarding Appointment, Orientation, Promotions, and Tenure Advice is available upon request.

View the New Faculty Orientation presentation.

View the Postdoctoral Fellow Orientation presentation.

For more information, contact

Editing Services

The Office of Research and Scholarship can connect you with editing support for publications and grants.

For more information, reach out to

Grant Mock Reviews

The Office of Administrative Services coordinates mock grant reviews to provide investigators with written feedback.

For more information, contact Steven Pease, assistant dean of research and finance administration, at

Institute for Clinical and Translation Research (ICTR) Grants

The Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) grant provides starter funds for projects specifically focused on innovative, translational research that involves:

  • faculty from the UMB Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Social Work
  • UMB/University of Maryland Baltimore County or UMB/Baltimore community partnerships.

The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Collaborative Innovation Awards are funds that are available to UMB as a “CTSA program hub,” meaning our research and successful alliance with Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) allows UMB researchers access to additional NIH funding opportunities.

Additional internal and external grants are available as well. these the ICTR Funding webpage for more information.

If you have any questions about funding opportunities through ICTR, email

ICTR Studios Consult Services

Multidisciplinary experts provide free, structured feedback for researchers on their individual projects. Studio members have expertise in hypothesis generation, study design, biostatistics, implementation, analysis and interpretation, participant recruitment, and research ethics. Once a studio application is completed, a manager reviews the request and brings 3 - 6 experts to the table to advise the researcher in a 90-minute session. To apply for this support through ICTR, use the ICTR Core Service Request. Note that you must be prepared to use the resource at the time of the request.

More Information on the ICTR Studios Consult Services

ICTR Voucher Program

Up to $10,000 in voucher support is available per applicant, also called the “micro-grant” program. Helps defray cost of other fee-for-service UMB Cores. Applications are reviewed every 3 months. All assistant professors, associate professors, and professors with a minimum of 51% FTE appointment are eligible.

More Information on the ICTR Voucher Program

MPower Grants

MPower promotes cross-institutional as well as cross-disciplinary research by combining the expertise of UMB and University of Maryland College Park researchers and students. The grants offered by MPower are called Seed Grants.

More Information on MPower Grants

Pre-Award Budget/Submission Support

The Office of Administrative Services and Office of Research and Scholarship offer assistance preparing budgets as well as developing subcontracts. They also offer support during the final stage of submission by preparing and organizing final grant documents.

For more information, visit the Pre-Award webpage or contact Steven Pease, assistant dean of research and finance administration, at

Post-Award/Grant- or Contract-Funded Item Approval

Please see the Grant- or Contract-Funded Item Approval Form for more information.

Research Center Grants

UMSON’s Organized Research Centers receive funds from multiple sources to support the research efforts of their members that relate to the centers’ missions.

Research Policies

All research policies are housed on the Policies, Procedures, Guidelines, & Bylaws webpage on the UMSON Intranet.

You will need your UMID and password to access the site.

Research Quality Assurance/Institutional Review Board Support

The Office of Research and Scholarship provides assistance with Quality Assurance and Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes. Services include but are not limited to; pre-IRB reviews, consultation and advice regarding regulatory and compliance issues, trainings, and education.

For more information, contact Casey Jackson, research quality manager, at or

School of Medicine Grant Writing Workshops

The School of Medicine's Office of Research Career Development (RCD) offers grant writing courses that will provide the basis of writing a competitive R01 grant application. This is open to new/junior faculty who are actively working on a grant application. The course meets for 2 hours on a weekly basis.

For more information, visit the Grant Writing Courses webpage or contact Marey Shriver, PhD, director, at


Scholarship Workload

Faculty are encouraged to practice to retain currency, meet certification and/ or accreditation requirements, and support scholarship within practice.

For more information, see the UMSON Faculty Workload and Responsibilities policy on the Policies, Procedures, Guidelines, & Bylaws webpage on the UMSON Intranet.

You will need your UMID and password to access the site.


Statistical Support

UMSON Statisticians will support UMSON faculty and students pre award by working alongside them to produce proposals and post award by assisting with data analyses and interpretation.

Stats Request Form

More Information on Biostatistical Services

For more information, contact Merve Gurlu, MS, statistician, at, or Shijun Zhu, associate professor/biostatistician, at

UMNursing Grants

Internal grants are available for scholars who are looking to partner with a University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) nurse to research nurse-sensitive outcomes in the hospital or community. Awards can amount to $15,000 per year.

For more information, reach out to

Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs)

The UMB Writing Center offers Writing Accountability Groups that allow anyone at UMB to set aside time to write with the support of colleagues.

For more information, reach out to

Writing Mentorship Groups

UMSON’s Institute for Educators holds scholarly writing seminars every semester. Writing mentorship groups can assist with publication development as well as provide overall scholarly writing advice.

For more information, see the Scholarly Writing Seminar webpage