AY 21-22 Doctoral Student Research Award


UMBC Sherman Center for Early Learning in Urban Communities

AY21-22 Grant Program for Doctoral Candidates

Announcement Date – October 5, 2021


Eligibility Requirements: The competition is open to doctoral candidates currently enrolled at

the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and in the University of Maryland

School of Social Work who are eligible to submit applications for external support.

Award Amount: Sherman Center Doctoral Student Research Award recipients will be selected

through the competitive review of proposals by members of the Sherman Center campus

advisory committee. Awards of up to $15,000 of funding for 12 months will be available. Award

recipients will hold the designation of Sherman Center Doctoral Research Fellows during the

timeframe of their study.

Proposal Submission: Complete applications must include the following components: the

checklist page (provided in the application packet), cover page form (provided in the application

packet), budget template and narrative (provided in the application packet), current curriculum

vitae (maximum 10 pages), the proposal narrative, CITI confirmation, and two letters of

recommendation. Application materials are to be submitted by e-mail to the director of the

Sherman Center, Dr. Jennifer Mata-McMahon (jmatamcm@umbc.edu), as a single pdf

file. Applicants should coordinate with letter writers to ensure that recommendation letters are

received by the deadline. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.

Deadline: For the AY21-22 competition, the proposal deadline is Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for this year’s

competition. Awards will be announced by Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

Contact: Interested applicants should contact Dr. Jennifer Mata-McMahon, director of the

Sherman Center, at jmatamcm@umbc.edu or 410-455-2259 with questions.