The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Funding & Benefits


Early Stage Translational Projects

IALS Midigrants

In response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, applications received related to resources for COVID-19 related projects shall be reviewed on a rolling basis by the Center Leadership Teams for quicker turnaround time.

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Applied Seed Funds

Manning/IALS Innovation Grants

UMass Amherst has created a new ‘Proof-of-Concept’ (POC) Seed Fund Program that will provide Innovation Grants of up to $100,000/award to advance translational and applied R&D efforts from faculty groups and/or startup companies.

Significant funding for this program comes from a gift to CNS from the Manning Family Foundation, and from the IALS Seed fund program. Additional contributions come from the College of Natural Sciences, the Berthiaume Center, the Isenberg School of Management, and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

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Joint Funding with UMass Amherst & UMass Medical School

Collaborative Cancer Research Grant

UMA/UMMS faculty are invited to apply for joint Translational Pilot Grants for Cancer Research. These awards are to advance collaborative translational and applied R&D efforts from faculty groups, leading to follow-on extramural translational research funding.

Pilot grants are up to $75,000 per year. Funds are to support collaborative cancer research projects involving UMMS and UMA faculty members. Projects may be eligible for second year funding pending submission of a progress report documenting significant progress during the first year.

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