Grant and Research Funding Assistance

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The Creative Achievement and Research Administration Team (CARAT) assists CAHSS faculty, departments, and centers in all stages of the funding process, from identifying funders and developing proposals, to administering awards and reporting to sponsors. We help ensure that applications and awards are compliant with UMBC’s policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines, and Uniform Guidance. With extensive experience in developing and administering awards in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, our team supports faculty and graduate students in realizing their creative achievement and research project goals.

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UMBC Resources


UMBC Grants Process Workshop Presentations

CAHSS Centers Fulbright Accelerator Workshop

Principal Investigator Eligibility Procedure

Deadlines for Grant and Fellowship Submissions and Routing

CAHSS Research Resources for Faculty and Staff

CAHSS Guidelines for Proposal Development and Grant Administration

CAHSS Guidelines for Routing Proposals

CAHSS Salary Supplement for Fellowship Leave Guidelines

UMBC Faculty Handbook – policy and fellowship leave and sabbatical leave

UMBC Office of Sponsored Programs

UMBC Office of Research Development

UMBC Office of Research Protections and Compliance

UMBC Office of Contract and Grant Accounting

Other Resources

ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor IDentification). ORCID is an international, non-profit organization — sustained by fees from member organizations — that provides digital identifiers (termed an ORCID ID) for researchers. UMBC is a member of ORCID and provides information for setting up a profile. External sponsors may require applicants to have an ORCID profile.

National Endowment for the Humanities Blog: What Grant Program Fits My Digital Project?

Writing Tips from the National Endowment for the Humanities Research Division for Summer Stipends and Fellowship Applications: Presentation