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Scholarly Development Fund

This fund is intended to provide support to UMBC full-time faculty or Ph.D. students in the humanities who have already exhausted all personal DRIF and departmental and CAHSS Travel Fund and publication subvention support. A sum of up to $1,000 (maximum) on an annual basis can be requested by any full-time faculty member or Ph.D. student in the humanities who has already applied for and received all available departmental and CAHSS Dean’s funds for research travel or publication subventions. Applications should be submitted with a letter from the Department Chair, or Graduate Program Director (GPD), in the case of Ph.D. students, to assure that all departmental and Graduate School or Dean’s Funds have been tapped first.

Faculty or Ph.D. students wishing to apply should prepare a letter of need explaining the purpose for the funds, the precise amount of the request, and why this Scholarly Support Fund would make a difference in the scholarly goals of the applicant. Reference should also be made to why no other DRIF, departmental or College support is available/or sufficient for this need. Until the Chair’s or GPD’s letter is received the application cannot be considered by the Dresher Center Advisory Board. Once the application is complete, all efforts will be made to decide on the application within two weeks.

If you are interested in applying for the Scholarly Development Fund, submit an email to Jessica Berman, Director of the Dresher Center. Include the subject line, “Scholarly Development Fund.”