In addition to the FREE services provided through the ICTR Biostatistical, Informatics, and Community Collaboration Cores, the ICTR awards Voucher support to help defray the cost of services offered by CIBR, GCRC, BIORESCO, NORC, UMMC* IDS and basic, routine blood tests, such as chemistry and CBC, and some community-engaged research expenses.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
UMB ICTR Voucher support is open to all UMB Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor faculty. UMB Faculty may apply for up to $10,000 to defray the costs of services needed to help complete the specific aims of ATIP grants, K awards, and all funded, externally peer-reviewed, clinical and translational research. For un-funded projects working to generate preliminary data for future grant applications, UMB faculty may be eligible for voucher support of up to $5,000. Typically, an individual researcher will only be awarded voucher support once per academic year.
How to Apply - Two Steps
First, researchers interested in receiving voucher support for the services noted above must complete the electronic ICTR Core Services Request form to determine if the services needed might be best delivered through the FREE ICTR Biostatistics, Informatics, Community Collaboration Core services providers. Using your UMID/Password, please log in to the ICTR Core Services Request web page and select the link to the ICTR Core Services Request Form to initiate your application for services. If your service needs can not be met through the listed cores, scroll to the bottom of the form for information about the Voucher Program and check "Yes" for requesting a Voucher Application and briefly list the type of services needed. Applications are reviewed and triaged to the appropriate ICTR Cores and/or the Voucher Program Liaison.
Second, if the services needed are eligible for Voucher support consideration, the applicant will receive a link to an electronic Voucher Application. Be prepared to upload the supporting documents below as a single PDF into the Voucher application:
- Proposal Abstract Template (Save to desktop before entering data; limit 300 words)
- Budget Template* (budget cannot exceed the allowed amounts noted above)
- Current, written quote(s) from the UMB Core(s) and/or community service providers who will be providing the planned service
- Statement on:
- Why services are needed.
- How the voucher will extend existing funding.
- Impact the ICTR Voucher will have on the research.
- Timeframe for voucher utilization (voucher award should be used within 12 months)
You can return to your application to edit as needed and to upload the required documents listed above. Once submitted, the application is reviewed by the Voucher Program Liaison for completeness and then forwarded to the Voucher Committee for review. For questions regarding application guidelines, please contact the ICTR Navigator (ICTRemail@example.com).
Application Submission Deadline
Applications are accepted on a bimonthly basis. The first round of applications, with all supporting documents listed below in the Review Process section, must be submitted by October 1, 2018, 5 p.m. Applications submitted after this deadline will be rolled over to the next round.
2018 Application deadlines
Voucher Program applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of UMB faculty across campus. The decision and anticipated award notification is typically within 6 weeks after the application deadline.
*PLEASE NOTE: Regarding University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) services, the ICTR Voucher support can only be used to defray the costs of UMMC Investigational Drug Services (IDS) and UMMC routine, ancillary tests (blood, urine, etc.). If your project requires these services, please go to UMBiz.
This section last updated September 5, 2018