UM Research and Innovation Seed Grant Program

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

Since 2008 the UM Research and Innovation Seed Grant Program has:

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

Historically, there have been four to seven awards funded per year, in the range of $50,000 to $75,000; the final number of awards will depend on the quality and quantity of proposals received as well as the proposed budgets. It is expected that the budgeted awards will be distributed equally between the two PIs or institutions, whichever is appropriate.

To submit a proposal, please apply here:                  

Upcoming Dates


University of Maryland, College Park
Hana Kabashi, Program Officer, Research Development Office
(301) 405-4178;

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Maggie Smith, School of Medicine, Office of Research Affairs
(410) 706-5149;

Recent Grants

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