Funding & Benefits
Early Stage Translational Projects
The IALS midigrant is designed to be a flexible seed fund mechanism to enable new translational research and explore new collaborations within IALS. All active faculty members of IALS may apply for funds.
Applied Seed Funds
Manning/IALS Innovation Awards
UMass Amherst has created a new ‘Proof-of-Concept’ (POC) Seed Fund Program that will provide Innovation Awards of up to $100,000/award to advance translational and applied R&D efforts from faculty groups and/or startup companies.
Significant funding for this program comes from a gift to CNS from the Manning Family Foundation, and from the IALS Seed fund program. Additional contributions come from the College of Natural Sciences, the Berthiaume Center, the Isenberg School of Management, and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
Joint Funding with UMass Amherst & UMass Medical School
Collaborative Cancer Research Grant
UMA/UMMS faculty are invited to apply for joint Translational Pilot Grants for Cancer Research. These awards are to advance collaborative translational and applied R&D efforts from faculty groups, leading to follow-on extramural translational research funding.
Pilot grants are up to $75,000 per year. Funds are to support collaborative cancer research projects involving UMMS and UMA faculty members. Projects may be eligible for second year funding pending submission of a progress report documenting significant progress during the first year.