Research Support

Research Support

The Office of Faculty Development works in partnership with units and colleges across campus in order to support faculty in their research activities and scholarly work.

Research Support at UMass Amherst - FAQs

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Central Supports for Faculty Research include:

Foundation Relations

Foundation Relations provides support for faculty and administrators seeking to secure private foundation and non-governmental external foundation funding.


Research and Engagement

Research and Engagement administers the campus's research enterprise, working in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners. Research & Engagements major functions encompass two broad areas: research administration and compliance and large-scale research project development and engagement


Office of Research Development

ORD works with faculty to develop and secure new funding opportunities, increase competitiveness for sponsored research, and build grantsmanship capabilities.


Office of Pre-Award Services

Proposal review and submission - OPAS reviews and submits all proposals to funding agencies for externally sponsored programs.


Office of Post-Award Management

Post-award administration - OPAM stewards sponsored funding for projects funded by government agencies, foundations, and other public and private sources.