Grant and Research Funding Assistance

Faculty who are seeking funding for arts and humanities research projects are invited to contact the Dresher Center for assistance with sponsor research and proposal development (narratives, budget preparation, subaward development, timelines and work plans, and application assembly). The Center serves as a liaison with sponsors, departments, the CAHSS Dean’s Office, the Office of Sponsored Programs, and other offices, and assists faculty with PI Eligibility procedures and proposal routing in Kuali, UMBC’s grants platform. The Dresher Center also helps faculty in developing proposals for internal research support.

Please contact Rachel Brubaker, Assistant Director for Grants and Program Development, or email this request form to

Dresher Center Grant Assistance Request Form

UMBC Resources:

Grants and Fellowships Monthly Announcement: May 2022


UMBC Grants Process Workshop Presentations

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

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