Summer Research Faculty Fellowship (SURFF) Summer 2019 Solicitation and Application Form
SURFF was formerly known as the Summer Faculty Fellowship (SFF) program
The Summer Research Faculty Fellowship (SURFF) program supports non-tenured, tenure-track UMBC faculty pursuing research and scholarly projects during the summer, including projects in all departments. Fellowships may not be used to complete research leading to the Ph.D. or another terminal degree and are intended primarily as salary support.
To be eligible for this program, an applicant must meet both of two criteria: (1) the applicant is a UMBC tenure-track professor who has not yet received tenure at UMBC and (2) the applicant has held an academic appointments at UMBC for less than five years.
Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:59pm
Funding Period
Summer 2019
Maximum SURFF award is $6,000.
Evaluation Criteria
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following:

• Quality of project and significance in its field;
• Likelihood of attracting follow-on funding – where appropriate;
• Ability of applicant to carry out work; and
• Feasibility of completion of the project within the funding period.

Priority will be given to faculty members who have not previously received SURFF/SFF funding. Reviewers will take into account the rankings and justifications provided by department chairs.

As established by the Faculty Senate, total SURFF funding will be allocated as follows:

• 50% – College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
• 20% – College of Engineering & Information Technology
• 20% – College of Natural & Mathematical Sciences
• 10% – Discretionary (e.g., Erickson School of Aging, School of Social Work, Centers)

Review Process
Faculty submit SURFF proposals online. After the application deadline, department chairs will be invited to rank the SURFF proposals from their department based on the Evaluation Criteria (above) and to include a justification for their ranking.
Don Engel, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Research
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