Funding Opportunity | Seed grants from the Institute of Diversity Science at UMass Amherst

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The Institute of Diversity Sciences announces its faculty research funding opportunity. The institute will distribute up to $60,000 in seed project funds to teams who apply through a formal RFP mechanism. Funds will go toward supporting new collaborative projects between colleagues from different departments at UMass. Ideal projects will focus on research, involve graduate or undergraduate students in that research (i.e., include an educational component), and have an eye toward social impact.

This seed grant mechanism seeks to (1) encourage new multidisciplinary research collaborations on human diversity among faculty and students from different units on campus that can be later leveraged to seek larger external research grants; (2) offer opportunities for mentored research experience for graduate and undergraduate students interested in human diversity in ways that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries; and (3) encourage research teams to consider social impact goals.

Application Deadline: November 1 2018, 11:59 pm ET

Learn more about the Insitute for Diversity Sciences and this funding opportunity here.