Centers and Institutes
The Energy Transition Institute and its associated PhD program, Elevating Equity Values in the Transition of the Energy System (ELEVATE), are paving the way for a more environmentally sustainable and just energy system.
Collaboration Across Fields
As a part of the UMass Amherst community, you’ll have access to over 60 campus-based research centers and institutes covering disciplines and specialties that span the breadth of our academic fields. These centers and institutes are hubs for collaboration and innovation, where you can engage in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and graduate training that spans, combines, and builds on the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering.
Find information on administrative oversight and processes related to centers and institutes.
The Paros Center for Atmospheric Research at UMass Amherst leads research to improve the nation’s ability to forecast, plan for, and respond to shifting climate and hazardous weather.
The Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) will examine how to effectively and ethically braid Western and Indigenous science research, education, and practice related to the urgent and interconnected challenges of climate change, cultural places, and food security.
In close partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the UMass Transportation Center (UMTC) advances transportation mobility and safety through research, training, and workforce development.
UMass Amherst hosts the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (NE CASC), one of nine regional centers managed by the U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Adaptation Science Center. NE CASC works with natural and cultural resource managers to help fish, wildlife, and ecosystems adapt to the impacts of climate change.
In the UMass Amherst College of Education's Center for Educational Assessment, PhD and MEd students help develop student-centered tests, putting their classroom learning to work in the real world.
Explore Centers and Institutes
Center for Biological Physics
Center for Community Health Equity Research (CCHER)
Center for Evolutionary Materials
Center for Research on Families
Center for Neuroendocrine Studies
Elaine Marieb Center for Nursing and Engineering Innovation
Fergus M. Clydesdale Center for Foods
Institute for Global Health
New England Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases
Northeast Regional Environmental Public Health Center
Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment
Paros Center for Atmospheric Research
Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science
Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Center for Resilient Metro-regions
Climate System Research Center
Energy Transition Institute
Family Forest Research Center
Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
UMass Transportation Center
Water Resources Research Center
Wind Energy Center
WINSSS: National Center for Innovative Small Drinking Water Systems
Center for Economic Development
Center for Education Policy
Center for Employment Equity
Center for International Education
Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets
Center for Justice, Law, and Societies
Center for Youth Engagement
Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation
Center for Student Success Research
Institute for Social Science Research
Institute of Diversity Sciences
Language Acquisition Research Center
Political Economy Research Institute
National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution
Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Center for Heritage and Society
Center for the Study of African American Language
Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies
Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research
McCormack Center for Sport Research and Education
Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies Institute
W.E.B. Du Bois Center