CBD Membership Benefits

IALS Translational Graduate Student Fellowship

IALS Research Centers (CBD, CPHM, M2M) have generously offered to provide one year of funding for graduate students who have completed their 2nd year or beyond to support relevant translational research projects.

Funding will be awarded as a one-year fellowship starting Fall 2024 at 20 hours per week, Applications should be received by the deadline of March 31st, and will be reviewed by the Center Steering Committee and Industry partners, and then ranked for final decision by Center & IALS Leadership. Learn more  

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.

Research Funding Opportunities for IALS Faculty

IALS Midigrants

The IALS midigrant is designed to be a flexible seed fund mechanism up to $20,000 to enable new translational research and explore new collaborations within IALS. All active faculty members of IALS may apply for funds. 

Mission of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences

The mission of IALS is to translate fundamental research into innovative product candidates, technologies, and services that deliver benefits to human health and well-being. 

What is Translation?

Translation is the process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public — from diagnostics and therapeutics to medical procedures and behavioral changes.

To apply, please visit: https://www.umass.edu/ials/funding-benefits


Manning/IALS Innovation Awards

The Manning/IALS Innovation Awards provide seed funding up to $100,000 per award. These awards are designed to help advance UMass Amherst translational and applied R&D through the development of startup companies or the out-licensing of UMass IP.

Significant funding for this program comes from a gift from the Manning Family Foundation, and from the IALS Seed fund program. Additional contributions come from the College of Natural Sciences, the Berthiaume Center, the Isenberg School of Management, and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

To apply, please visit: umass.edu/ials/funding-benefits

Core Facilities Benefits

Core Facilities Funding Opportunities

IALS Research Centers (CBD, CPHM, M2M) have generously offered to contribute incentive funds to stimulate novel uses of the Core Facilities as well as subsidize training for student users.

All active faculty members of IALS and Core Facility Directors can initiate a request for funds. 

  • Small equipment (including new instruments or enhancements to existing instruments)
  • Materials/operational costs for validation of new service lines, or expansion of existing service lines to users new to a technique 
  • Consultation fees (including engaging external partners)

To access student training funds, please consult with the Core Facility that would be providing training. 

Core Directors and/or faculty can initiate a request for funds by filling out this formbit.ly/coreFundingOpps



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