Mission: To recognize, enable, and foster strong collaborations between faculty who work together on the most pressing issues of our time.
The MPower Professorship recognizes, incentivizes, and fosters collaborations between faculty who are working together on the most pressing issues of our time. To be considered for the MPower Professorship, faculty must demonstrate collaboration on strategic research that would be unattainable or difficult to achieve by UMB or UMCP acting independent of one another and must embrace the mission of MPower — to collaboratively strengthen and serve the state of Maryland and its citizens.
Each professor receives $150,000, allocated over three years, to apply to their salary or to support supplemental research activities. These funds recognize, enable, and support strong collaborations between faculty in the joint research enterprise between UMCP and UMB.
To date, 20 faculty have been recognized for their significant collaborations in the fields of arts and humanities, computer science, dentistry, engineering, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health.
The third, most recent cohort of MPower Professors was awarded on Thursday, November 17, 2023.