Cost Sharing Policy. This policy provides guidance to faculty on the circumstances under which cost sharing is permitted and the responsibilities of the campus and the researcher.

Foreign Influence Disclosure Guidance. View campus updates and contacts that are available to provide guidance to researchers involved in international collaborations.

News from the Office of Post Award Management (OPAM): OPAM is now utilizing a new Kuali application for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at award stage; MOUs document agreement among PIs and co-PIs regarding project financials and management. Guidance on the new MOU process can be found here. R&E can help with walkthrough sessions to demonstrate the approval steps, if faculty or departments are interested. Request a session by sending an email to

Proposal Preparation Guide. The Proposal Preparation Guide contains important information intended to assist faculty and staff in the preparation of sponsored-project applications.

Campus email from Mike Malone: Research & Library Operating Plan – Version 2.0 - 7/22/20

Internal Funding Opportunities. Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for one of UMass Amherst internal funding opportunities.

Campus Email from Mike Malone: Update on Re-opening Human Subject Research - 7/21/20

Official Room Capacity Signage for all entry ways of research spaces identified in approved Research and Library Operating Plans (RLOPs).

Campus Email from Mike Malone: Guidance for Reopening Human Subject Research - 6/30/20

Proposal Response Teams help provide comprehensive support for complex, large scale, and other proposals of high priority to the campus and academic units. 

Campus Email from Mike Malone: Guidance on Farms, Fieldwork, and Travel - 6/18/20

Campus Email from Mike Malone: Guidance for Participation of Undergraduates - 6/11/20

Campus Email from Mike Malone: Research & Library Operating Plan (RLOP) Form Now Available - 6/3/20

Campus Email from Mike Malone: Reopening Research & Libraries - 5/28/20

Campus Email from Mike Malone: URGENT CLARIFICATION for State Reopening Plan and Laboratories - 5/20/20

Please remember to check the Kuali Guides and Documentation site often for the most current information. A new Kuali pre-award guide has been posted to our website (Using the Correct R&R Subaward Budget).

Campus Email from Mike Malone: State Reopening Plan and Laboratories - 5/18/20

Campus Email from Mike Malone: Update for On-campus Research Activities - 4/24/20