Research Proposal Development and Review
UMB ICTR Supported Resources
If you are interested in an ICTR Studio Consult, please visit UMB ICTR Support and Funding, ICTR SUPPORTED CORES AND SERVICES, and submit your request through the UMB ICTR Core Services Request Form.
Studios Consult Services - The “Studios” program brings together internal, multidisciplinary experts to provide free, structured, project-specific feedback for researchers. "Studios" have become an integral component of successful clinical translational research across the nation.
UMB Campus Shared Resources
Office of Research Career Development (RCD) - The RCD offers workshops, classes and seminars in subjects that are crucial to an academic research career, including Grant Writing, Publishing Your Research and Identifying Funding Sources for Your Research. In addition, we offer symposia in Scientific Leadership & Professional Development.
UMB Writing Center - Supports UMB students, post-docs, faculty, and staff in becoming skilled, successful, and confident writers through one-on-one consultations, online writing resources, and a variety of workshops and events.
National Institutes of Health:
National Science Foundation: NSF Guide for Proposal Writing PDF
U.S. General Services Administration, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: Developing and Writing Grant Proposals PDF
National Institutes of Health: Are You On the Fence About Whether to Resubmit?
Research Connection services:
- Research Consultation
- Systematic Review
- Bioinformation Program
- Research Data Management Services
- Expert Literature Search
- Research Impact Assessment
- NIH Public Access Policy Compliance
- IRB Research Consent Form Review
UMB Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL)
National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants process and review:
Center for Scientific Review Applicant Resources
NIH advice: Are You On the Fence About Whether to Resubmit?
National Science Foundation (NSF) merit review process:
Review sponsor's instructions and website to learn about the review, evaluation, and funding process for proposals. Time frames and processes vary widely.
Reviewers have limited time and energy to devote to your proposal. If you make them work too hard to understand what you are trying to say, they will have little energy left to assess your ideas. Good ideas can be overlooked if the reviewer becomes distracted by typos, poor grammar, or other errors in construction. Clear, concise language is key to a good proposal.
Reviewer comments can be used to strengthen the application for the next round of funding. If the sponsor does not routinely return comments to the investigator as part of its process, consider requesting them.