Data & Research Reports


External Funding Growth as of 2017 [PDF


External Funding Growth as of 2016 [PDF]


In FY2015, UMass Boston was awarded $63.28 million by external sponsors, a 5.2% increase over FY2014. The dollar total is an aggregate of the annual award budgets of all awards (new, continuing, additional) received from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 (and not the total award values of the lives of all grants). As was the case last year, while many research universities have seen significant decreases in external funding since the recession, the total amount of external grants and contracts for UMass Boston has increased annually, setting a new record for the five-year period of FY2011 until now.

External Funding Growth as of 2015 [PDF]


Relative to the rest of the University of Massachusetts system, the FY2013 research and development expenditures of UMass Boston accounted for 55.8 percent of the entire system in the social sciences, 49.5 percent in education, and 46.3 percent in non-S&E fields.


The national ranking of UMass Boston's federally financed research and development (R&D) expenditures has climbed from 222nd in FY2009 to 181st in FY2012 (the latest national rankings available). The total FY2012 R&D expenditures for UMass Boston was ranked 6th in Education and 30th in non-Science & Engineering (S&E) fields among all colleges and universities in the United States.

Research Reports

Research Reenvisioned for the 21st Century: Expanding the Reach of Scholarship at the University of Massachusetts Boston. A strategic opportunity assessment prepared by the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice, 2006.

Advancing Community Engaged Scholarship and Community Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Boston. A Report of the Working Group for an Urban Research-Based Action Initiative, March 2014.

Undergraduate Research at UMass Boston: Enhancing Student Success and Deepening the Research Enterprise. Report of the Committee on Undergraduate Research, May 2013.