Corporate & Foundation Relations

Funding Opportunities - RFP eNewsletter

Proposal Writing – Basic Components

Guidelines for writing a Letter of Intent

Foundation Directory Online (via W.E.B. DuBois Library)

Research & Engagement

Office of Research Development (RD)

For early-stage proposal development support, particularly with federal funders, this staff has expertise in a range of fields and offer workshops

Office of Grants and Contract Administration (OGCA)

The Office of Grant and Contract Administration (OGCA) is responsible for the review, processing and submission of proposals to external sponsors; negotiations, formal acceptance and execution of awards; and for administrative post-award oversight of grants and contracts for externally sponsored projects.

Jordan Online (JOL)

JOL is the OGCA database. It lists all UMass Amherst proposals and awards back to 1994. You can search by funder, PI, department and keyword. It is a powerful, intuitive, in-house tool. Contact GAMS Project Administrator Paul Kelly to register for access.

Research Business Manager Liaisons (RBML)

RBMLs are housed across campus. In collaboration with college business managers, they provide pre-proposal assistance with budgets, GAMS and other aspects of proposal preparation and with project administration.

Office of Research Compliance

The Office of Research Compliance helps ensure that research is conducted in accordance with the complex regulatory environment.

Office of the Provost

Center for Teaching & Faculty Development (CTFD)

CTFD offers a number of funding opportunities to support the teaching and professional development of faculty members at UMass Amherst, including team-based and individual grants.



Foundation Center

Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. The Foundation Center provides access to valuable information, tools, and resources to grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media and the general public. CFR has a professional subscription to their database. Free resources are also available online:

Proposal Writing - free & fee based training courses.

Foundation Directory Online - Locate grantmakers in your field, search the database to learn what’s getting funded, and connect to helpful resources.

Foundation Center Free Newsletters - Funding watches, RFPs, notices of awards, and more, available as a free service for grant seekers and grant makers.