Research Council

All meetings will begin at 9:00 a.m. and take place in the Life Sciences Laboratories, Room N610.

Chair: James Kitts (jkitts@soc.umass.edu)

Membership

Minutes

Reports 

The Research Council will meet on the following dates during the 2019-2020 academic year:

Fall Semester
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13

Spring Semester
January 31
February 28
March 27 (This meeting will take place in Life Sciences Laboratories, Room S330)
April 24

All meetings will begin at 9:00 a.m. and take place in the Life Sciences Laboratories, Room N610 unless otherwise noted.

The Research Policy Committee will meet on the following dates during the 2019-2020 academic year:

Fall Semester
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6

Spring Semester
January 24
February 21
March 13
April 17

All meetings wil begin at 9:30 a.m. and take place in the Life Sciences Laboratories, Room N615

Items Currently Under Review

Charge:
The Research Council shall:
(a) Advance the research mission of the University;
(b) Advise the administration on policy issues and major changes regarding Research Trust Fund (RTF) expenditures and review annually the RTF of the prior fiscal year;
(c) Review and make 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
(d) Make recommendations to the Faculty Senate relating to the approval of new research centers and institutes.

Membership:
Its membership shall be:
(a) Twenty-two Graduate Faculty Members, with at least one from each School/College headed by a Dean and one Librarian;
(b) A Representative from the Commonwealth Honors College Council, appointed by the Chair of the Commonwealth Honors College Council;
(c) The Chairperson of the Graduate Council, serving ex officio;
(d) The Provost or a designee, serving ex officio;
(e) The Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, serving ex officio;
(f) The Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, serving ex officio;
(g) The Dean of the Graduate School, serving ex officio;
(h) The Director of the Office of Grants and Contracts, serving ex officio;
(i) The Research Compliance Coordinator, serving ex officio;
(j) The Dean of Libraries, serving ex officio;
(k) The Director of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences
(l) The Secretary of the Faculty Senate or a designee, serving ex officio; non-voting;
(m) The President of the Graduate Student Senate, serving ex officio;
(n) The President of the Student Government Association or a designee, serving ex officio;
(o) Two Graduate Students; and
(p) One Undergraduate Student.

Minutes of meetings shall be sent to the Academic Deans and to other recipients as required by these Bylaws.

From Chapter 5 Section 14 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws.