The UMass ADVANCE Program is pleased to announce the second round of our seed grant program to foster the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research projects among UMass Amherst faculty. Funded seed grants will contribute to the mission of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, which is advancing women faculty, including women faculty of color, in science and engineering. Collaborative teams will receive a one-year grant of up to $15,000 and logistics support from the ADVANCE team to apply for external funding opportunities based on the seed funded project.
A letter of intent is due on September 8th and the full proposal is due on September 15th. Announcement of awards will be made on November 1st and funding will be available Spring 2021. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Collaborative Research Seed Grant Information Workshop. This workshop will be held on June 15th from 1pm-2pm via Zoom. Registration for this workshop can be found here. More information, including proposal requirements, are described in detail here. Consultation appointments are available during Summer 2020.For more information, please contact Dessie Clark, UMass ADVANCE Research Collaboration Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.