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Foundation Funding for Faculty

Not sure where to start? Check these links to see where faculty at UMass have been successful in raising social science research funding.
This database is also available through ISSR's Funding Fridays series. Please join at any time to access a trove of resources on the Funding Fridays Moodle, and a yearlong program of expert support in your search for research funding.

More Faculty Funding Databases

  • Grant Forward: UMass’s subscription-based faculty funding database lists many potential opportunities matched to your profile. Through the Funding Fridays, we provide support for how to best use this resource.
  • Foundation Directory Online: UMass’s subscription based faculty funding database through the LIbrary also offers potential opportunities.

More Faculty Grantseeking Tools

  • ORCID: Create your unique digital identifier to link publications, research and grants.
  • Grants Warehouse: You can search current (Kuali) or historical grants (Jordan Online) at the university, to understand where colleagues have found funding for their research.

SSEN Seed Grants

The Social Science & the Environment Network (SSEN) Seed Grants program aims to stimulate new scholarly collaborations for innovative and interdisciplinary research centered on sustainability themes in the social sciences and humanities.

SBS Grants Program

Faculty in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) may seek funding for research and travel, as well as awards for campus visitors and conferences.

Finding Funding for Graduate Students

The Graduate School at UMass is a vital resource for graduate students and post-docs seeking research funding and fellowships. ISSR partners at the Graduate School's Office of Professional Development (OPD) have the expertise and tools to help you find the funding you need.