The University of Massachusetts Amherst

CBD Funding Vehicles

For 2017-2018, the Center for Bioactive Delivery offers two funding vehicles, ranging from $2,000 'microgrants' to a Multi-PI seed grant for up to $26,000.

CBD Microgrant: Application for CBD Fund Use

Award Limit: Up to $2000
Submission deadline: Rolling

The funds should support activities that further the strategic goals of CBD, such as hosting visits by potential industrial partners, co-hosting seminar speakers, travel of Research Theme members to sites of clinical or industrial collaborators, or facilitating internal meetings of Research Themes or across Research Themes.


2017-2018 CBD-IALS Seed Grant Program: Multi-PI Grant Opportunities

Award Limit: Up to $26,000 for a minimum of 2 PIs
Submission deadlines: EXTENDED TO MAY 15, 2018

The funds for this mechanism are specifically earmarked toward generating preliminary data for multi-PI grant opportunities from any extramural funding agency with the specific aim of catalyzing new collaborations or advance existing unfunded collaborations within CBD. Extramural opportunity to be targeted must be identified in the application. Funding is not limited to large center projects, i.e. any extramural mechanism is accepted. Examples include, but are not limited to, multi-PI NSF submissions to standard calls, e.g. NIH R21s, R01s, and U01s.

Download the budget template here
Download the budget justification here


For More Information

Please email if you have any questions about this program.

Key Dates


Seed fund RFP announced:
May 1, 2017
Submission deadlines:
October 1, 2017; April 1, 2018
Start dates for projects:
December 1, 2017; June 1, 2018