Funding, research, discovery cycle.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is pleased to announce the fourth round of the UMB ICTR Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) Grant competition to provide up to $50,000 in starter funds for projects specifically focused on innovative, translational research that involve faculty from the UMB Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Social Work; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and UMB-community partnerships. Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. EDT Nov. 13, 2020.

Funding for the ATIP is through UMB’s and Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU) partnership in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, grant number 1UL1TR003098 and through the UMB ICTR internal funding mechanism. 

The funding period will be May 1, 2021, to April 30, 2022. The awards aim to accomplish the following objectives:

  • To promote innovative translational research by providing starter funds that will support projects specifically focused on the translation of laboratory and/or clinical research into new interventions that improve clinical outcomes (e.g. new diagnostics or approaches to prevention/treatment, or implementation of new advances within communities to improve health and reduce disparities in Baltimore and throughout the state of Maryland).
  • To utilize a milestone-driven approach for proposed projects that will ensure timely generation of tangible products and outcomes within the funding.
  • To promote cross-disciplinary (specifically across or within UMB schools and UMBC) and UMB-community collaborations, especially new and novel types of collaborations. New or junior investigators are encouraged to participate.
  • To support investigators in the efficient attainment of translational milestones by providing guidance, resources, and feedback from the ICTR. To generate pilot data for innovative research projects that will support a subsequent major external funding.

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