The top-notch research infrastructure at the University of Maryland provides faculty and researchers with a wealth of resources and assistance to ensure a successful research program. Below are some useful resources to assist faculty and graduate students with their research endeavors.
- SPARC: Support Program for Advancing Research and Collaboration The College of Education's Support Program for Advancing Research and Collaboration (SPARC) is a competitive grant program for faculty and graduate students developed to enhance and supplement the research agenda of the College and departments. Application deadline is September 28, 2012.
- UM Division of Research General information about Research at the University of Maryland including links to relevant resources.
- Office of Research Administration and Advancement The Office of Research Administration and Advancement (ORAA) is responsible for pre-award and post-award administration for the University of Maryland. ORAA identifies research opportunities and partnerships, facilitates the submission of all sponsored projects proposals on behalf of the University, negotiates and executes agreements, provides sponsored projects education and communication, and assists faculty, staff, and students in managing projects which are awarded to the University.
- Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students List of potential funding opportunities specifically for graduate student support including fellowship opportunities, travel grants and dissertation awards.
- Faculty Guide for Sponsored Research Guide for faculty to the research process at Maryland from submission to pre-award and post-award.
- Graduate School Faculty Support Awards Research and Scholarship Awards and Creative and Performing Arts Awards (formerly GRB and CAPA) guidelines, deadlines, application forms, and chair evaluation forms for Summer 2012 and AY 2012-13.
- Federal Grant Opportunities List of potential grant opportunities from federal government agencies (including the Federal Grants and Loans Directory 2011 edition) . (UM id and password required.)
- Foundation/Corporation Funding Opportunities List of potential funding opportunities through private foundations and corporations. (UM id and password required.)
- National & International Funding & Organizational Resources A comprehensive and innovative directory on external funding resources, in the United States and world-wide; fellowships and scholarships concerning global and comparative education; international education and cultural exchange; study abroad and training, among other key areas [pdf].
- CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange CIEE invites Directors of Graduate Studies (or in the absence of a departmental DGS, a Chair) to nominate a qualified doctoral candidate for a Ping Fellowship. These Fellowships, funded through a small endowment, are named after Dr. Charles Ping, President Emeritus of Ohio University and a long-time former Chairman of the CIEE Board of Directors. During the 2011–2012 academic year, CIEE will provide up to two $20,000 Ping Doctoral Research Fellowships to outstanding doctoral candidates. Please visit the CIEE website, http://www.ciee.org/study/why-ciee/ping-eligibility.aspx) for details about eligibility, requirements, and the nomination of candidates.