UMB Internal Funding Highlights
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M-CERSI Postdoctoral Fellows in Regulatory Science Program
The University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (M-CERSI) Postdoctoral Fellows in Regulatory Science Program is sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). M-CERSI focuses on modernizing and improving the ways drugs and medical devices are reviewed and evaluated. The center is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The mission of the center is to foster the development of regulatory science — the science of developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of FDA-regulated products.
This is a solicitation of funds for the M-CERSI Postdoctoral Fellows in Regulatory Science Program. The objective of the program is to train the next generation of regulatory scientists. Regulatory science is the science of developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of FDA-regulated products. For more information, visit http://cersi.umd.edu/about/postdocs.
Mid-Atlantic Nutritional Obesity Research Center (NORC) Pilot Funding
Mid-Atlantic Nutritional Obesity Research Center (NORC) Pilot Funding: The aim of the P/F project is to provide convincing data for future proposals to the NIH or other national agencies. Investigators are encouraged to undertake high-risk/high-gain projects that have potential to develop but for which no preliminary data/feasibility are currently available.
Pharmaceutical Research Computing (PRC) Center Pilot Funding
The PRC has been providing support to faculty across the campus since 1998 and frequently invites campus members to submit proposals for pilot project support services. Services include data acquisition, warehousing, data cleaning, data set creation, statistical analysis, project coordination, and programming assistance. The PRC specializes in data analyses related to pharmaceutical, epidemiologic, health services, health economics, health outcomes, and program evaluation studies. To inquire about upcoming funding opportunities, email Jacqueline Milani at email@example.com.
President’s Entrepreneurial Fellowship
The President’s Entrepreneurial Fellowship provides UMB and the Smith School of Business hands-on training and experience in commercializing health science discoveries made by UMB faculty. Fellows work together as an interdisciplinary team to bring several of UMB’s most promising technologies to market.
SOM Award to Accelerate Innovation and Discovery in Medicine (ACCEL-Med)
The School of Medicine will support a Dean’s Challenge Award/ACCEL-Med to encourage senior and junior SOM scientists to catalyze the launch of major, multidisciplinary, collaborative “Big Science” research programs within the school and across Departments, Centers, Institutes and Programs. This funding program is intended to support the generation of pilot data for new and ambitious research projects. In addition, the program will provide mentoring to junior faculty on track to securing their first large external research award.
UMB-UMCP and UMB-UMBC Seed Grant Programs
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers two internal funding opportunities for researchers collaborating with investigators at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) or the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). The mission of these programs is to:
- Foster creative teams of investigators working across disciplinary boundaries and campuses.
- Support new research foci and basic science tracks to pursue future health care improvements and/or technologies.
- Stimulate submission and funding of innovative basic and translational science research proposals to federal, public, or private funding agencies.
UMB/UMCP Research and Innovation Seed Grant Program: A University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State initiative stimulating innovative basic and translational science research and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland, College Park. The program grants four to seven awards per year in the range of $50,000 to $75,000. You can find a list of past recipients here.
UMB-UMBC Research an Innovation Partnership Seed Grant Program: Launched in 2013, the program has, to date, awarded grants in the range of $50,000 to $75,000 to 14 collaborative teams, representing more than 30 faculty from both institutions.
Other UMB Internal Funding
The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize the country’s most promising faculty-rank researchers. UMB is eligible to nominate one young faculty member for each category: Chemistry, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Life Sciences to submit an application on November 15 2017.
Eligible applicants must have been born in or after 1976, hold a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.), currently hold a faculty position, and currently be conducting research as a principal investigator in one of the categories: Chemistry, Physical Sciences & Engineering, or Life Sciences.
Interested individuals must indicate which category they are applying for: Chemistry, Physical Sciences & Engineering, or Life Sciences and submit a 1-page research summary highlighting research accomplishments and a NIH biosketch, including a personal statement which addresses the 4 evaluation criteria designated by the Blavatnik Award (quality, impact, novelty, promise), to Dr. Marey Shriver firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of the Passano Clinician-Investigator Awards is to promote the research career development of young faculty clinician investigators. Funding awards support protected research time and, thereby, further the acquisition of experience and preliminary results for young, qualified UMSOM faculty clinician-investigators during the time they are applying for external career development grant support.