ATIP FAQs last updated December 23, 2019
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.
Please submit a biosketch for the Lead PI/Co-PI and a biosketch/résumé for each study team member/community collaborator.
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.
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.
ATIP Applications must provide two external and two internal reviewers. The ICTR will send the application to designated reviewers after submission.
External Reviewer COI: Conflicts for potential external reviewers are anyone within the preceding five years who has collaborated with, co-authored a publication(s) with, and/or mentored or trained the Lead PI, the Co-PI, or an individual named on the application as participating with a major professional role. PLEASE NOTE: Do not designate foreign nationals as reviewers.
Internal Reviewer COI: Conflicts for internal reviewers have the same criteria as for external reviewers, but with an indefinite time limit. Additionally, we will avoid selecting reviewers from the applicant's own academic division.
Please discuss your reviewer designees with your team to confirm that COIs do not exist.
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/.
Consultant fees are not included in the $7,500 faculty salary budget limit unless the consultant holds an academic faculty position. If the consultant holds an academic faculty position at UMB or an outside entity, then the fee should be included in the $7500 total faculty salary cap.
If you are including non-faculty level consultant/consultant fees in your application,
- Please include a letter from each consultant that specifies the consulting service to be provided and the rate/charge for the service.
- List consultants as key personnel only if they contribute substantively and measurably to the scientific development or execution of a project.
UM faculty members at non-UMB schools are considered external reviewers for ATIP grants except in the case where the PI(s) are from UMBC.
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/fringe for all faculty listed on the grant cannot exceed $7,500 of the budget. Also, please note that the fee for consultants holding a faculty appointment at UMB or outside entity falls in the faculty salary category.
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.
If the UMB graduate student is providing services essential to conduct of the project and the work is conducted at UMB, you may include the graduate student's UMB stipend cost in your budget justification. Tuition fees are not permitted.
Yes. Salary support can be requested for UMB study team personnel instrumental to the success of the project. Salary support for faculty, including the PI and/or Co-PI, cannot exceed $7,500 of the total budget.
For applicants planning to resubmit a previous ATIP grant submission from a previous round, please note in the cover letter that this is a resubmission and to please see the Research Plan where you have addressed the reviewer’s concerns on the first page (typically, 1 page, but could be longer if necessary).
No, the application may be submitted directly by the Principal Investigator (PI).