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Graduate Research at UMBC

UMBC’s research environment is rich with opportunity to collaborate and innovate.

UMBC has an annual research portfolio of about $144 million.

We are rapidly growing successful partnerships with federal and state agencies, foundations, and the private sector to create a space where all UMBC researchers—including graduate students— can make a difference through their work.

Our faculty have received a wide range of prestigious honors, including Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, Presidential Early Career Awards in Science and Engineering (PECASE), HHMI Investigator awards, and a Distinguished Public Service Medal from NASA.

For more information on UMBC’s research activities, visit UMBC’s research site.

The Graduate School, individual academic departments, and the Graduate Student Association provide support for graduate student research through assistantships, grants, and other initiatives.

View Our Research Publication


Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants
This page lists funding opportunities for graduate student research and conference travel, including application deadlines.

Graduate Experiences, Achievements, and Research Symposium (GEARS)
UMBC’s premiere annual graduate research event is held on campus each spring. It was previously known as the Graduate Research Conference.

UMBC’s research environment is rich with opportunity to collaborate, innovate, and examine ways of addressing the world’s environmental, technological, political, economic and social challenges.

Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity, UMBC annual research portfolio is $144 million, a remarkable achievement in just 50 years of existence. We are rapidly growing more successful partnerships with federal and state agencies, foundations and the private sector, to create a space where our students, faculty, and alumni can make a difference through their work.

Research Expenditures

UMBC's Research Expenditures chart for FY 2023-2020

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