Institutes & Centers

UMass Boston boasts approximately 50 interdisciplinary research organizations that bring faculty and students together from across the university to pursue research, teaching, and service on broad scholarly and social topics.

The following free-standing institutes and centers are administered by the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

The following university-wide institutes and centers are operationally managed by collective leadership teams appointed by the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

The following institutes and centers are administered by their college or department.

Jes Medoff and Amy Caine

Celebrating Research on Diversity

Discover your potential as a researcher: The Kingston-Mann awards celebrate research focused on diversity and inclusion. Deadline: May 26 Read More 

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GoKids Boston

GoKids Boston provides kids personalized instruction and support so they can become more physically active, eat nutritiously, and gain self-confidence. Read More 

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IGERT: Coasts and Communities

Fellows engage with leaders in the scientific, policy, and business communities to do meaningful environmental policy work. Read More 

Why UMass Boston?

Lisa Gonsalves, director of Teach Next Year, is surrounded by teachers participating at Dorchester Academy.

Lisa Gonsalves

Teach Next Year Director

“UMass Boston’s urban mission is no better fulfilled than when it works with schools.”

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