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UMB Awarded $2.3M for 4 Research Professorships

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) received $2.3 million in awards today to fund four research professorships through the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund (MEIF).

The Maryland Department of Commerce announced the awards on Oct. 20. MEIF is a state program created to spur basic and applied research in scientific and technical fields at Maryland colleges and universities.

“I am deeply grateful for the support toward these four endowed professorships,” said UMB President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS. “Attracting and retaining the most creative and innovative research minds is a powerful investment in scientific advancement and economic development in Maryland. At the same time, our academic environment at the University of Maryland, Baltimore will be enriched by the groundbreaking discoveries they will achieve.”

The funding can be used to pay salaries of newly endowed department chairs, staff, and support personnel in designated scientific and technical fields of study; fund related research fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students; and purchase lab equipment and other basic infrastructure and materials.

UMB raised private funds for each chair with Maryland Commerce approving matching grants to support the endowments.

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