Find Funding

Foundation Funding for Faculty

Not sure where to start? Check these links to see where faculty at UMass have been successful in raising social science research funding.
This database is also available through ISSR's Funding Fridays series. Please join at any time to access a trove of resources on the Funding Fridays Moodle, and a yearlong program of expert support in your search for research funding.

More Faculty Funding Databases

Faculty can find publicly available funding search tools, including the Foundation Directory Online and, through two regularly updated resources at UMass Amherst:

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More Faculty Grantseeking Tools

  • ORCID: Create your unique digital identifier to link publications, research and grants.

Large-scale Integrative Research Award (LIRA) & Integrated Research Grant (IRG)

The Provost and the VCRE offer two seed grant programs for UMass investigators. LIRA offers funds to support integrated team efforts to develop large-scale initiatives. IRG supports faculty teams at the earliest stages of collaboration who may not be targeting external funding.

SBS Grants Program

Faculty in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) may seek funding for research and travel, as well as awards for campus visitors and conferences.

Finding Funding for Graduate Students

The Graduate School at UMass is a vital resource for graduate students and post-docs seeking research funding and fellowships. ISSR partners at the Graduate School's Office of Professional Development (OPD) have the expertise and tools to help you find the funding you need.