Dean Ball, Associate Dean Lucas, and the BSOS senior staff are pleased to announce the BSOS Dean’s Research Initiative (DRI) for 2017-2018. We are excited about continuing this highly successful program that provides internal support for our most promising proposals to stimulate research at the Faculty, Graduate, and Undergraduate levels. Awards span 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. Additionally, award budgets must cover the cost of fringe benefits for all employees, with the exception of tuition remission. Award maximums may be exceeded to account for fringe benefits.

Submission Details
Proposals for all mechanisms are due by 11:59pm April 14th, 2017. All applications must be submitted for approval to your Department Chair by April 10th 2017. Award decisions will be announced on or before May 15, 2017.

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.

Additional Submission Details

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: DRI2017 [PI last name]
2) Name your PDF document DRI2017_lastname_type

“type” = Award Category

Type key:

Collaborative Proposal = CL
Level 1 Seed Projects = L1
Level 2 Seed Projects = L2
Master’s Thesis / Pre-candidacy Research = MT
Doctoral Dissertation Research = DD
Graduate Travel Award = GT
BSOS Summer Scholars = SS
Mentored Undergraduate Research Teams = MU
Example: L1 Seed Project for Lejuez would be: DRI2017_Lejuez_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