Developing a Research Agenda

In this section we review some key elements to consider in targeting your research efforts. You may want to ask yourself the following questions:  

  • What are your key areas of academic interest?  What types of research projects have you pursued in the past, and what would you like to study in the future? 
  • What research already exists on these topics, either at UMass or other institutions?  Where does your research “fit” in this terrain?
  • What opportunities exist for funding? Do you think you can secure funding on your own, or should you seek strategic partners? 

College resources:  

  • Faculty research interests and projects.