ATIP Grant Program FOA
2020 - 2021 Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) Grant Program Funding Opportunity Announcement
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is pleased to announce the third round of the UMB ICTR Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) Grant competition to provide starter funds for projects specifically focused on innovative, translational research that involve faculty from the UMB Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Social Work; UMBC, and UMB-community partnerships.
Funding is through UMB’s and Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU) partnership in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, grant number 1UL1TR003098 and the UMB ICTR internal funding mechanism.
|Deadlines:||Request for ATIP Application – Monday, December 23, 2019, 5 pm (EST)|
|ATIP Application Submission – Monday, January 6, 2020, 5 pm (EST)|
|Eligibility:||All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) faculty at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor|
|Budget:||Up to $50,000 in direct costs|
May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
No-cost-extensions/carry-overs are NOT permitted
Three types of Proposals
ICTR Innovative Collaboration Pilot Grant - Aims to stimulate innovative collaborations among faculty of UMB Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and UMBC that will involve research along the translational continuum.
ICTR Artificial Intelligence/Cybersecurity/Machine Learning Pilot Grant - Aims to support new or existing clinical and translational research collaborations between UMB and UMBC School faculty that will test transformative projects that improve healthcare.
ICTR Community-Engaged Research Pilot Grant - Aims to support new or existing collaborations between UMB School faculty and a community partner from the greater Baltimore area that will test innovations that address health problems through community-engaged implementation.
ATIP Grant Program Proposal Description 2020-2021. Please review the RFA carefully. Applications not responsive to all requirements will not be reviewed.
1. ATIP Application Request - Please provide the following information in the ATIP Application Request survey form via this link https://rs.igs.umaryland.edu/surveys/?s=TFXHYDRCPF Please note that the link will be down from 12 Noon, 11/22/2019 and through the weekend.
- Campus email
- Best contact number
- ATIP funding opportunity you wish to apply for
- ICTR Innovative Collaboration Pilot Grant, or
- ICTR Artificial Intelligence/Cybersecurity/Machine Learning Pilot Grant, or
- ICTR Community-Engaged Research Pilot Grant
Once your request is submitted, you will receive an ICTR-Navigator@umaryland.edu email with a link to the ATIP application. Please email the ICTR Navigator if you do not receive the application link within 3 business days.
2. Required, Supported Documents - Upload the required supporting documents electronically in the ATIP application.
- See below for list of required, supporting documents. You are required to use templates where noted. All supporting documents listed below must be completed and uploaded electronically no later than Monday, January 6, 2020, 5 pm EST.
- PLEASE NOTE! You have the option to save and return to your application. If you have problems returning to your application, DO NOT start another application! This will cause duplicate applications and effort on your part. Instead, email ICTR-Navigator@umaryland.edu or call or text 410-627-3232 (cell) for help returning to your application.
3. Review new, NIH NCATS requirements IRB/IACUC/NCATS INFORMATION
For questions about the ATIP Application, please email
Required Supporting Documents
Abstract - Download and Use Required Abstract Template *
Comprehensive Budget/Justification - Download and Use Required ATIP 2020 Budget Worksheet*
Biographical sketch information
Project Milestone Timeline - Download and Use Required Milestone Timeline Template *
Reference List - limit to 30
Two Internal Reviewers and Two External Reviewers - Download and Use Required ATIP Reviewer Template *
- Key personnel brief information - Download and Use Required ATIP Key Personnel Template *
* WARNING! ALWAYS download templates BEFORE populating with data. Check that data are saving. If not, it may be that Microsoft Edge is set as your default app to read PDFs. If that is the case, data entered may still not save, font size may change, etc. Consider changing the default app to read .pdf files to Foxit or Adobe. To do so:
Windows 10 - Go to Settings (Windows icon lower left of screen, then gear icon)
On left panel, select Default Apps
On right, scroll down and click on link Choose default apps by file type
On the left, scroll way down to find the .pdf file type. If Microsoft Edge is the showing, click on it and select Adobe or Foxit.
IMPORTANT! NEW, NIH NCATS APPROVAL REQUIREMENTS!
For the UMB projects funded by the CTSA, ATIP funds cannot be released without NCATS review of the project, IRB Determination letter and/or IACUC letter, and CITI training documentation. NCATS may take up to four weeks to review and approve the projects. NCATS project approvals received after the May 1, 2020 start date will shorten the funding period. Additional delays will shorten the funding period correspondingly.
Since no-cost-extensions or carry-overs are NOT permitted, the ICTR strongly advises all applicants to obtain the required regulatory documentation and any other required training and certification required by NCATS prior to the ICTR announcing awardees. The ICTR will request the required packet of documents from awardees within one week of the award announcement and will submit to NCATS. Links to the NCATS requirements are below.
NCATS prior-approval forms and supportive documents can be downloaded from these links.
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