St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the state’s public honors college, was one of only six institutions awarded a grant in the 2014-15 award cycle from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The $435,620 award will be distributed over a five-year period and will support faculty and staff professional development at St. Mary’s College, as well as infrastructure upgrades for the college’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Sabine L. Dillingham, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, will serve as principal investigator.
The award’s specific aims are to:
- Increase faculty research productivity and competitiveness through faculty development activities and improved mentor/collaborator networks, and
- Improve support for research and research administration services by providing leadership, internal policy changes, and enhanced research administration competencies.