We are grateful for founding support from the University of Massachusetts President’s Office and additional support from a across the UMass Amherst campus.

The President’s Science & Technology Initiatives Fund provides seed funding to researchers to help position them for larger and longer-term investment, such as major grants from federal, state, and private sponsors. It is also a goal of the program to help create partnerships with industry that leverage UMass faculty effort and expertise to make Massachusetts companies, industries and clusters more competitive and robust.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement provides leadership and services to support the growth of research and scholarship across the UMass Amherst campus, facilitate funding and engagement with external partners, promote innovation and societal impact, and ensure compliance with all research related regulations and policies.

The College of Natural Sciences is a central nucleus of science education and research at UMass Amherst, with 15 departments, the Stockbridge School, four popular interdisciplinary graduate programs, and 6,000 undergraduates.

The School of Public Health & Health Sciences addresses complex health issues by integrating traditional core areas of public health and health science disciplines. The School fosters a unique environment in which trans-disciplinary research collaborations can flourish.

The School of Computer Science is part of the College of Natural Sciences. The school is distinguished by its unique culture of collaboration. The school is committed to multi-disciplinary research, with faculty members and students engaged in an unusually large number of projects involving other disciplines.

The Department of Public Health prepares students to work with the diverse populations and to serve in government, nonprofit, business and community organization. It offers graduate education in biostatistics, community health education, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, and health policy management.

The Division of Biostatistics prepare students to unravel complex health issues by integrating traditional basic knowledge of biostatistics with innovative research in the biological sciences. The faculty fosters a unique environment that encourages practical involvement in trans-disciplinary research collaborations.

As a key component of the Institute’s growth plan, we seek to engage supporters beyond UMass Amherst as collaborators, partners, and investors in our projects and initiatives. To discuss opportunities and ideas contact us.