Awards provide internal support for competitively reviewed proposals to stimulate research and additional outside research funding for a one-year period. Award categories and submission guidelines are outlined below. For all categories, evidence of prior or planned future efforts to secure external funding for the activities will be viewed favorably in reviewing proposals.

Submission Details

Proposals for all mechanisms are due by 11:59 pm April 2, 2018. All applications must be submitted for approval to your Department Chair by March 26, 2018. Award decisions will be announced on or before May 1, 2018.

To submit your application, please send your single PDF of all materials to bsosresearch [at] umd [dot] edu, copying your Department’s Director of Administrative Services. Direct any scientific questions to Dr. Jeff Lucas at jlucas2 [at] umd [dot] edu.

Submission Instructions

Submission Instructions To keep the process smooth on our end, we ask you to do the following: 1) In the subject line of your email, please type: DRI2018 [PI last name] 2) Name your PDF document DRI2018_lastname_type

“type” = Award Category

Type key:

Collaborative Proposal = CL
Level 1 Seed Projects = L1
Level 2 Seed Projects = L2
Junior Faculty International Research Award = IA
Master’s Thesis / Pre-candidacy Research = MT
Doctoral Dissertation Research = DD
Graduate Travel Award = GT
Mentored Undergraduate Research Teams = MU
Example: L1 Seed Project for Lucas would be: DRI2018_Lucas_L1.pdf

If you are part of a team, include the last name of the primary contact person only

Faculty Research

Graduate Student Awards

Undergraduate Research

Application Guidelines and Details

Download Coversheet - Applicant

Download Coversheet - CoApplicant



View information on 2017-2018 DRI guidelines.