Conference Grants offer partial support for conferences and events to be held at UMass Amherst. The grant may be up to $3,000 based on a 1:2 match., i.e., a proposal that has secured commitments of $1,500 is eligible for an award of up to $3,000.

Applicants will typically be notified of a decision within one month after the application deadline.


Full-time HFA faculty members may apply.

Award Management

The department business manager, in collaboration with the award recipient, will submit a Summit report to the HFA Business Office for reimbursement of expenses made on faculty member's retention account.

No later than one month after the conference, the award recipient will use the HFA Multipurpose Submission Form to submit a one-page report.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the HFA Multipurpose Submission Form. Applicants are required to upload the following documentation:

  • Emails or other correspondence documenting funding commitments
  • A budget document that:
    • Presents the budget as a spreadsheet, chart, table, or list that includes all revenue and expense categories and the amounts associated with each.
    • Provides a detailed account of each revenue and expense category that includes the actual or estimated cost of each item listed.
    • Identifies the specific items in the budget to which HFA Conference Grant funding would be applied

The HFA Research Council will evaluate and award proposals on a competitive basis.

Apply via the HFA Multipurpose Submission Form.


  • October 6, 2023, for conferences to be held in calendar year 2024
  • March 1, 2024, for conferences to be held in academic year 2024-2025. The academic year for this purpose is 9/1/24-8/31/25.

Post-grant Report

Faculty members who receive Conference Grants are required to submit a one-page report to the Associate Dean for Research summarizing the conference within one month of the event.

More Information

Please contact afleig [at] umass [dot] edu (Amy Fleig).