External Funding

In 2018-19, UMass graduate students were awarded over $1.4 million through competitive external grants and fellowships from funders such as the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies. The Graduate School Office of Professional Development supports graduate students and postdocs in their efforts to find and apply for external funding--visit OPD's Grants & Fellowships page for more information. 

2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recipients

In three of the last four years, UMass Amherst was the third leading institutional producer of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipients among Massachusetts colleges and universities.