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HFA Funding

Research Presentation Funds

Faculty members in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts present the results of their research, creative, and scholarly efforts at conferences, educational institutions, and professional meetings nationally and internationally. To encourage and support this activity the College offers the Research Presentation Program.  Information and application »

Research Grants

The College is committed to helping its full-time faculty members at all ranks to further their research, scholarly, and creative pursuits.  HFA Research Grants are available to support a broad range of items and activities. Information and application »

Conference Grants

Conference Grants offer partial support for events to be held at UMass Amherst. To be eligible, applicants are required to secure funding from other sources. Grants of up to $1,500 will be made based on a 1 to 2 match, that is to say, a proposal that has a commitment in hand or has otherwise secured $525 in funding, would be eligible for up to $1,050 toward expenses from HFA.  Information and application »

Subvention Grants

Subvention Grants offer partial support toward expenses incurred in the publication of single-authored scholarly books and monographs, the recording or performance of creative works, and the installation of artistic exhibits.  Information and application »

Research Intensive Semester

The Provost and the Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts support the Research Intensive Semester (RIS) program developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Society of Professors. (A description of the program and its eligibility requirements are in Appendix D of the MSP/MTA/NEA contract.) The program gives HFA departments the ability to offer tenure-track junior faculty members who meet the eligibility requirements a “research-intensive semester” during which they can focus on those projects critical to their upcoming tenure review. In this context, we use the word “research” to include a broad range of creative and scholarly work.  Information and application »