Research Portals

The ENGR ADR team (shown below) provides sources and support to increase ENGR faculty's capacity to pursue a wide range of funding opportunities - from ideation, concept development, team formation, to organizational structures for proposal preparation. Auxiliary support is also available to maximize research impact and to share best practices, such as the Big Idea Workshops and the Early Career Proposal Town Hall.

 

Jelena Srebric, Ph.D
Acting Associate Dean for Research
engradr@umd.edu
301-405-6247

As the Acting Associate Dean for Research, Jelena provides strategic research leadership to support development of capacity and excellence in achievement of the Faculty's research goals and objectives.

 

Don Woodbury, Ph.D.
Director, Innovation and Partnerships
woodbury@umd.edu
301-405-9760

Don focuses on enhancing innovation and impact in the research portfolio, fostering the development of big ideas, creating new partnerships with gove rnment and industry, and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship within the campus and region.

 

Elizabeth Lathrop, Ph.D.
Proposal Development Specialist
lathrop5@umd.edu
301-405-7801

Elizabeth provides critical support to the college's capacity for complex, multidisciplinary research initiatives in response to targeted funding opportunities. Working closely with the faculty, proposal development serves range from formulating a responsive proposal framework and facilitating communication/coordination among an extended proposal team, to providing writing/editing expertise as well as the associated supporting documents. The development of an effective proposal production system - logistics, quality control, communication versioning, archiving systems, among others - will greatly facilitate the impact of the ENGR research enterprise.

 

Julie Berry Julie Berry
Program Administrative Specialist
jeberry@umd.edu
301-405-7765

Provides administrative support for the ADR department as well as to the Assistant to the Dean.

 

Ed Angelovich, RA
Director of Facilities Operations
eangelov@umd.edu
301-405-4332
Principal facilities leader for the Engineering buildings. Represents the Dean's Office, key responsibilities include the direction and management of all master planning, project design, and construction for facilities renovations and capital projects. Serves as the Clark School's Academic Facilities Officer, and primary stakeholder representative, proactively identifies and executes infrastructure improvements, coordinates space relocations, collaborates with external departments /Colleges throughout campus, and provides technical/operational guidance to faculty, staff, students, and researchers.

 

Nebula Project Initiative (updated)

The goal of this project is to support the development of Clark School’s cluster of faculty stars: Tenure-Track and Professional-Track (PTK)

This project is focused on junior faculty with projects targeting:

  1. Faculty grantsmanship
  2. Research portfolio strategies for longevity
  3. Non-traditional sources of funding
  4. Faculty mentoring network

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Career Links

NSF CAREER - ($100K/yr for 5 years; 30-40 awards/yr) Link
DOE OS Early Career - (~$150K/yr for 5 years; 30-40 awards/yr) Link
NASA Early Career Faculty (ECF) - ($200K/yr for 3 years; 8-9 awards/yr) Link
ONR YIP - ($170K/yr for 3 years; 30-35 awards/yr) Link
AFRL YIP - ($120K/yr for 3 years; ~36 awards/yr) Link
NAS Gulf Coast Early Career Fellowship - offshore energy system safety and the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems Link
NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) - “Faculty Development Grant” on nuclear engineering ($450K for 3 years) Link
DOD DARPA YFA Link
NIH Director’s Early Independent Award (EIA) Link
Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Internal UMD competition is required via VPR’s limited submission portal
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VPR Resources: more can be found here: Link
   

2020 Nebular Cohort - early career faculty:

  • Kevin Daniel (Electrical & Computer Engineering, Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics)
  • Cheng Gong (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
  • Katrina Groth (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Katharina Maisel (Fischell Dept. of Bioengineering)
  • Allison Reilly (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
  • Chen Zhang (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

ADR special events

  • NSF CAREER Workshops / Town Halls
  • New Faculty Orientation on Proposal Development
  • Big Idea Workshops