UMB ICTR Funding
Providing greater access to funds to help investigators generate pilot and preliminary data is a vital component of UMB’s mission to remove barriers to clinical and translational research that will improve the health of our Baltimore community and the nation. The UMB Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (ICTR) provides two mechanisms for awarding resources and funding for translational research: ICTR Vouchers (micro grants) and ICTR Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) Program grants.
ICTR Voucher ("micro grants") Program
The UMB ICTR provides the infrastructure to translate scientific discoveries into innovations that achieve its mission and advance translational research. UMB ICTR awards vouchers (micro grants) to enable preliminary work and generation of pilot data on clinical and translational research projects and to defray the cost of core services. Vouchers, valued up to $10,000 in UMB Core services, are availible to UMB faculty with IRB-approved ATIP grants, K awards, or other Federally-funded or extramural, peer-reviewed grants needing UMB Core services. Go to UMB ICTR Vouchers Program for more information.
ATIP Program Pilot Grants
The Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) program is a UMB ICTR funding program intended to facilitate new clinical and translational research projects by UMB faculty. The program provides funds to initiate, implement, and complete a research project that will contribute to the development of new therapies, devices, or approaches to clinical research. The ICTR will award pilot grants up to $50,000 to investigators at UMB with some awards earmarked for community-focused research. For Funding Opportunity Announcements, go to ATIP Program Pilot FOA.