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. 

Join us for this upcoming faculty panel!

Launching new research projects and teams (within or across disciplines)
Tue, Mar 21, 2023 - 2:00-3:30pm
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Room 2601

Hosted by the Office of Faculty Development in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, the Institute for Social Science Research, and UMass ADVANCE

Are you launching a new research project or rebooting an existing one? Whether it’s your first time leading a project or you are scaling up an existing one, this panel of faculty from across campus will offer valuable tips and share their experiences on managing projects and inspiring teams. Facilitated by Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement & Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Laura Vandenberg, the goal of panel discussion is to help you preemptively navigate potential obstacles building your project and team (within or across disciplines, in person or online), answer questions you have, and connect you with fellow colleagues and campus resources that can support your endeavor. Coffee and pastries will be served.

Facilitator: Laura Vandenberg, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement & Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Nilanjana Buju Dasgupta, Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Director, Institute of Diversity Sciences
Laura Doyle, Professor of English and Chancellor’s Leadership Fellow working on supporting and developing interdisciplinarity at UMass

Shannon Roberts, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Kevin Young, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics

The panel will be followed by the launch of incubators for faculty interested in creating mutual mentoring groups on research-related themes (e.g., pre-award; post-award; budgets; hiring; collaboration; student mentoring; public engagement).

This event is open to all UMass Amherst faculty and librarians.



Resources for Researchers

Campus Support for Faculty Research Administration & Funding:

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 research 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.