Applied Seed Funds
Manning/IALS Innovation Awards
UMass Amherst has created a new ‘Proof-of-Concept’ (POC) Seed Fund Program that will provide Innovation Awards 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.