The UMass Amherst Research Council is a committee appointed by the Faculty Senate that meets regularly each semester on matters pertaining to the University's research enterprise.
The Research Council is charged with:
- Advancing the research mission of the University;
- Advising the administration on policy issues and major changes regarding Research Trust Fund (RTF) expenditures and review annually the RTF of the prior fiscal year;
- Reviewing and making recommendations regarding the awarding of research and scholarship oriented grants and awards such as Faculty Research Grants (FRGs), Healey Endowment Grants, Faculty Fellowships, and Conti Faculty Fellowships; and
- Making recommendations to the Faculty Senate relating to the approval of new research centers and institutes.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.Aristotle