The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) and Baltimore (UMB) campuses are pleased to announce the joint Research and Innovation Seed Grant Program for 2014.  The intent of this initiative is to promote the structured collaboration between UMD and UMB and to advance the institutions’ joint goals in research and innovation.

Our UM Research and Innovation Seed Program will:

  • Foster creative teams of investigators working across disciplinary boundaries and campuses;
  • Support new research foci and the underlying basic science to pursue future health care improvements and/or technologies; and
  • Stimulate submission of innovative basic and translational science research proposals to federal, public or private funding agencies.

Projects that promote and further our collaborative interests will be given preference, including but not limited to: those in the fields of personalized medicine, bioinformatics, bioengineering, complex therapeutics, health care optimization, public health informatics, health information technology and health science research.

Submission Guidelines

To be considered for this seed grant opportunity, a proposal meeting the submission guidelines must be submitted no later than 5:00 P.M. EST on March 17, 2014.  Basic and Translational Science proposals should address the scientific merits of the proposed research and identify and justify NIH, NSF or other funding programs that would be receptive of a full proposal that contains preliminary results obtained.

The number of awards will depend on the quantity and quality of proposals received, as well as their proposed budgets. The program will have significant financial support from many sources. The maximum per grant award is $75K.

Individual investigators may submit multiple proposals but can participate as a PI on only one awarded proposal. The top-ranked proposal after peer review will be the one eligible for funding. Investigators can serve as collaborators on an unlimited number of proposals. Past awardees remain eligible for this year’s competition.

If you have detailed questions regarding application guidelines, please contact Anne Geronimo, UMD,; or Sue Hobbs, UMB/SOM,

Proposals must be submitted as a combined pdf file prior to 5:00 PM EST March 17, 2014

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College Park, MD 20742-1541

Anne Geronimo, Director for Research Development
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