About the Voucher Program
UMB core services that may be eligible for voucher support include those listed at these sites: CIBR, GCRC, BIORESCO, NORC, and UMMC* IDS and some community-engaged research expenses.
Please Note: The Voucher Program resources are finite and
- Are intended to help the researcher generate pilot data needed for a grant application/publication
- Cannot be requested to offset expenses in a grant application
- The researcher must begin using the voucher funds within 3 months of the award date and use up all funds within 12 months of the award date. Remaining funds will be returned to the ICTR
- Cannot be encumbered for future use or transferred to another project, researcher, or expense.
UMB ICTR Voucher support is open to all UMB assistant professor, associate professor, and professor faculty. UMB faculty may apply for:
Up to $5,000 to help defray the costs of services needed for unfunded projects working to generate preliminary data for future grant applications, or
- Up to $10,000 to help defray the costs of services needed to complete the specific aims of already-funded, externally peer-reviewed, clinical, and translational research. Typically, these projects have experienced budget cuts or deficits.
An individual researcher will only be awarded voucher support once per year regardless of whether the request is for a different project.
How to Apply - Two Steps
- Use your UMID/password to log into the webpage to access the link to the ICTR Resource Request Form. In the application, PLEASE review the categories of ICTR Biostatistics, Informatics, Community Collaboration, and Studio Cores of services that provide free hours of service. It is possible that your needs can be met without Voucher support. If you need the service of other cores on campus, scroll to the bottom of the form for information about the Voucher Program, check "Yes" for requesting a Voucher Application, and briefly list the type of services needed.
- Once submitted, your request for an application will be triaged to the appropriate ICTR Cores and/or the Voucher Program Liaison for review.
- If your request is eligible for voucher support consideration, you will receive an email with a link to your electronic Voucher Application. Be prepared to upload the supporting documents listed 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 that 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.
- Time frame for voucher utilization (voucher award should be used within 12 months)
You can return to your application using a "return code" and 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. Applications submitted near the deadline without the required supporting documents risk being rolled over to the next deadline to allow time for you to modify your application. For questions regarding application guidelines, please contact the ICTR Navigator (ICTRemail@example.com).
Application Submission Deadline
Applications are accepted on a bi-monthly basis. Beginning August 1st, applications will be accepted quarterly. The first round of applications, with all supporting documents listed below in the Review Process section, must be submitted by June 3, 2019, 5 p.m. Applications submitted after this deadline will be rolled over to the next round.
2019 Application deadlines
Feb. 3, 2020
Voucher Program applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of UMB faculty across campus. The decision and anticipated award notification is typically within six weeks after the application deadline.
*PLEASE NOTE: If your project requires routine laboratory services to screen for eligibility for a research project, please go to UMBiz for assistance developing a budget and quotes for these screening tests.
This section last updated March 24, 2019