Proposal and Pre-Award Support

Offices on campus

Foundation Relations serves as a resource for UMass Amherst and provides leadership support for administrators and faculty seeking to secure private foundation and non-governmental external foundation funding. Housed within division of Advancement, Foundation Relations manages a portfolio of hundreds of foundations to facilitate institutional programs, infrastructure projects, faculty research, and other scholarly and creative endeavors.

Contact Info:

Marco Monoc <>,
Elizabeth Smith <>


UMass central Research Administration encompass two broad areas: research administration and compliance, and research development and engagement. Our constituent units work collaboratively to provide faculty and staff with the administrative support, services, and resources necessary to secure research funding and effectively manage grants and contracts and requisite compliance with state and federal laws. Research and Engagement also oversees large, multi-college institutes and affiliated core facilities and provides support for over 60 interdisciplinary research centers and institutes campus-wide.