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On September 30, 2022, Funding Fridays participants heard from two expert resource persons from UMass on identifying potential funders for their research.

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The National Science Foundation and SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science) are excited to host a workshop on Grant Writing and Peer Review for early career scientists! Participants of this workshop will learn to critique grant proposals as well as how to develop their own with the guidance of peers and advisors.

Competition Now Open!

Note: Students cannot apply directly, they must apply through UMass; interested students should contact the Graduate School's Associate Director for Grants & Fellowships, Heidi Bauer-Clapp ( for details on UMass’s internal deadline and application process. The funder's final deadline is April 6.

Applications are now open for the Spring 2022 Graduate School Grant Programs!

The Graduate School at UMass Amherst is now accepting applications for a number of grants for graduate students pursuing dissertation research, including new supplemental funding for research travel with children and fir public engagement. Application deadlines for the different grant opportunities range from mid-October to late November. Check out the full listing and application instructions on the Graduate School's Internal Funding web page.

ISSR is excited to announce that we will be expanding our capacity to support CSBS grant-seekers. We are currently recruiting for a new position of ISSR Grants & Contracts Coordinator, and we welcome your support in identifying candidates for this exciting new role. ISSR provides a supportive and welcoming workplace, with a deep interest in professional development opportunities for all staff. 

One of the many ways that the Center for Research on Families carries out its vision, to advance the health and well-being of all families, is through its student program offerings. CRF's student award program recognizes outstanding student research in the many fields that encompass family studies. They offer three categories of awards.

A research team including Charlie Schweik and Brenda Bushouse of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded $3.4 million in grants from the National Science Foundation’s Growing Convergence Research program for their project, “Jumpstarting Successful Open-Source Software Projects with Evidence-based Rules and Structures.”