ATIP FAQs last updated Jan. 14, 2018
Yes, per campus policy, please include the signature of the department chair (or designee) or school dean (or designee) on the cover page. Please note we have recently updated the cover page template, available for download here: ATIP Documents
For the purposes of this ICTR ATIP Grant FOA, signature lines are provided for Co-Prinicpal Investigators. Also, please include, in an attachment, the following information for each Co-Principal Investigator (not for Co-Investigator).
No. You only need to provide biosketches for key individuals/community collaborators. Biosketches are not needed for support staff (coordinator, etc.); however, you may include a brief paragraph about the role of each support staff and qualifications.
No, the application may be submitted directly by the Principal Investigator (PI).
We encourage applicants to establish collaborations outside of their departments and within the UM system, but it is not a requirement. Collaborations with community partners also are encouraged. Applications without such a collaborative component are allowed but will be at a competitive disadvantage.
No, salary support is only allowed for the PI(s) with a total maximum of support limited to up to $7,500 per ATIP application.
Yes, the allowance is inclusive of fringe benefits. If seeking salary support, please include this in the budget justification form. Please note that salary support can only be applied to the UMB faculty and the maximum total amount is $7,500 ATIP grant application.
Yes, we will consider payments to an outside partnering organization, where appropriate, as a “service provider” (not as a sub-award). This expense should be justified and itemized under “Other Expenses” in the budget template form.
UM faculty members at non-UMB schools are considered external reviewers for ATIP grants.
Conflicts for potential external reviewers are anyone within the preceding three years, who has collaborated with, co-authored a publication(s) with, and/or mentored or trained the PD/PI, one of multiple PDs/PIs, or an individual named on the application as participating with a major professional role. Conflict for internal reviewers have the same criteria but with an indefinite time limit. Additionally, we will avoid selecting reviewers from the applicants own academic division.
More information about the UMB Conflict of Interest Policy, including examples of what constitutes an outside interest, may be found at the website https://www.umaryland.edu/oac/areas-ofresponsibility/conflict-of-interest/
ATIP awards should not be considered supplements to existing grants, but as a mechanism to foster collaborations and generate new data that will result in new grants. We will consider an application to be used in conjunction with an existing grant if it shows the ATIP project could successfully leverage a new award or award renewal. As we give priority to collaborative projects, existing grants that do not involve collaborations with UMB/UM school system colleagues are at a competitive disadvantage.
Yes, you may apply for an ATIP grant with an overlapping project as long as a funding decision has not been made by the other organization. That is, for external grants submitted at around the same time as ATIP and for the same project (where there is budgetary overlap), our policy is that if the ATIP funding decision precedes that of another grant, the ATIP grant would be awarded. However, if the submitted project is funded by another entity prior to the ATIP funding decision, then the applicants should notify us and the ATIP application would not be considered for funding for that round.