UMass ADVANCE Collaborative Research Seed Grants 2021-22 Announced

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The UMass ADVANCE Program has announced the third round of a seed grant program to foster the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research projects among UMass Amherst faculty. Funded seed grants at UMass will contribute to the mission of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, which is advancing women faculty, including women faculty of color, in science and engineering. Collaborative teams will receive logistics support from the ADVANCE team and will be supported in applying for external funding opportunities based on the seed funded project.

A letter of intent is due on Wednesday, Sept. 8 and the full proposal is due on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Announcement of awards will be made in November and funding will be available in January 2022. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to review the requirements, watch the informational video and read the FAQ.

More information, including proposal requirements, are described in detail on the UMass ADVANCE website.Consultation appointments are available during Summer 2021. For more information, contact Dessie Clark, UMass ADVANCE research collaboration coordinator at