Provost Serio Announces Interdisciplinary Research Grants Totaling up to $600,000 to Support Interdisciplinary Activities at UMass Amherst

The provost, in coordination with the vice chancellor for research and engagement and the deans, is offering Interdisciplinary Research Grants totaling up to $600,000 to support interdisciplinary activities at UMass Amherst. The goals of the Interdisciplinary Research Grants (IRG) are to empower creativity, strengthen the campus’ areas of excellence, promote equitable collaborations, and attract external funding and other forms of recognition across our colleges and schools.

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“One of my top priorities as provost is to promote research, scholarly, and creative activity across all schools, colleges, and disciplines,” shared Provost Serio in her announcement of the grant program. “Collaborative and interdisciplinary activities are areas in which my office can have a particular impact by facilitating paths for faculty and librarians to innovate at the interfaces of their expertise and thereby have transformative impact on our world.”

Interdisciplinary Research Grants are offered to teams of faculty members and librarians from at least two different schools/colleges within the University. The projects proposed by each team are expected to represent a new direction or aspect of interdisciplinary collaboration, align with one of five themes of interdisciplinary excellence, and lead to significant and tangible outcomes that support continued momentum. Find additional information and detailed eligibility and proposal guidelines on the Provost’s Office website. Teams should submit proposals through the IRG Proposal Form no later than Friday, April 21.