Research

Internal Funding Programs

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies seeks to create and maintain a supportive environment for research, creative, and scholarly endeavors. The following internal funding programs for faculty are offered by the university.

  • Internal Grant Programs
  • Book Publication Subvention Fund
  • College of Liberal Arts Dean's Fund for Faculty Development
  • College of Management Internal Funding Opportunities
  • President's Initiatives Funds (Science & Technology Initiatives Fund; Creative Economy Initiatives Fund)
  • UMass Life Sciences Moment Fund

Internal Grant Programs

Administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies, UMass Boston annually offers the Healey Research, Public Service, and Proposal Development Grant Programs. Applications for the 2015 Healey Research Grant and the 2015 Public Sercvice Grant are now available. The Proposal Development Grant program accepts proposals throughout the year. Select the appropriate link below for guidelines and application forms.

Book Publication Subvention Fund

To assist UMass Boston faculty members who are asked to underwrite the cost of publishing a book through a publication subvention, the provost has established a Book Publication Subvention Fund to be managed by the VPRDGS.

College of Liberal Arts Dean's Fund for Faculty Development

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Dean’s Fund for Faculty Development provides funds to support faculty research and creative activity through three funds: the travel fund, the research fund and the discretionary fund.

College of Management Internal Funding Opportunities

The College of Management provides funds to support faculty research, scholarship, and professional activities through through four funds: the Commonwealth Award, the Faculty Scholarship Award, the Dean's Award for Distinguished Research, and the Faculty Fellowship Program.

2014 UMass President's Initiatives Funds

The Office of the President of the University of Massachusetts has announced the 2014 Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the President’s Initiative Funds. Specifically, these funds are the Science and Technology Initiatives Fund and the Creative Economy Initiatives Fund.

Please carefully review these RFPs for details on eligibility, the application process, and deadlines for concept papers and, if invited to, submission of full proposals. If you or your faculty have any questions or need additional information, please contact Associate Vice Provost for Research Laura Hayman at 617.287.7504 or laura.hayman@umb.edu.

Request for Proposals:  Science & Technology Initiatives Fund

The Science & Technology (S&T) Initiatives Fund promotes the University of Massachusetts as the Commonwealth’s public research university, and ensures that the path to social and economic progress in Massachusetts goes through UMass. The S&T Initiatives Fund also directly supports the UMass Board of Trustees’ strategic priority to strengthen the university system’s research enterprise and substantially grow its portfolio.

Request for Proposals:  Creative Economy Initiatives Fund

The Creative Economy Initiatives Fund (a fund for the arts, humanities, and social sciences) provides funds for the following typical creative economy research activities or projects.

  • the economic development impact of cultural initiatives (museums, theatre, art installations, etc.)
  • the social and health impacts on new technologies in communities
  • the changing nature of labor markets and their impact on economic development
  • projects developing cultural or artistic events that engage communities
  • initiatives that promote community engagement and political participation
  • an examination of the economic and social impact of changing patterns of migration

Technology Development Funds

These funds are intended to move technologies to the proof of concept stage or to allow the investigator to take other critical steps to make the technology attractive for licensing or other forms of commercialization. Grant uses may include additional experimentation, purchase of equipment, contracting of additional work or services, and some travel.

2014 UMass Life Sciences Moment Fund

The University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) is pleased to announce a funding call for the UMass Life Sciences Moment Fund (LSMF) 2014. The UMass LSMF supports projects that are inter-campus in orientation and directed towards life sciences projects related to clinical and translational research. New this year, the LSMF will be coordinated more closely with the UMass President’s Office Science and Technology (S&T) Initiatives Fund.

Please carefully review these RFPs for details on eligibility, the application process, and deadlines for concept papers and, if invited to, submission of full proposals. If you or your faculty have any questions or need additional information, please contact Associate Vice Provost for Research Laura Hayman at 617.287.7504 or laura.hayman@umb.edu.

Request for Proposals:  UMass Life Sciences Moment Fund