Research Overview

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth’s flagship public research university, is one of the nation's top universities for research as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding. The campus spends more than $190 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. We work in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunity for students, faculty and the public.



Research Next

Research Next is your gateway to the interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and creative activity that distinguishes UMass Amherst as a top research university. Our story is told through the voices of the faculty, students, and staff who, through their work, are creating a brighter future for us all.



Research Administration

The Office of Research and Engagement provides leadership and services that support the growth of research and scholarship across the campus, and facilitates funding and engagement with external partners to promote innovation and societal impact, while ensuring compliance with all research related regulations and policies.



Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is part of the UMass Amherst experience. In addition to course-related research, opportunities for undergraduates include summer research experiences, foreign exchange, internships, scholarships/fellowships and working in faculty labs.



UMass Innovation Institute

The UMass Innovation Institute (UMII) ensures that UMass Amherst discoveries and technologies move forward into society. UMII is an important new channel at Massachusetts’ flagship public research university for industry-sponsored basic and applied research, collaborative partnerships, and technology translation to industry.



Spotlight Scholar

Every day, in laboratories and classrooms across the UMass Amherst campus and in the surrounding community, our scientists and scholars are engaged in creative and innovative work. To recognize this, the campus has established the Spotlight Scholar program, designed to call attention to the achievements and accomplishments of the UMass Amherst faculty.



Rising Researchers

Undergraduate research does not go unnoticed at UMass Amherst. The Rising Researcher program acknowledges the excellent work of UMass Amherst undergraduate students.