Faculty Research Grant/Healey Endowment Grant (FRG/HEG)

The Faculty Research Grant/Healey Endowment Grant (FRG/HEG) is offered under the University of Massachusetts Amherst Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement internal granting program. All full-time UMass Amherst Faculty whose appointments extend beyond the current academic year (including those going on sabbatical) are invited to submit applications.

FRG/HEG awards are made consonant with a philosophy of supporting the development of research and creative activities on campus. The goal of the awards is to promote excellence in research, including by increasing extramural sponsored research activity, fostering the dissemination of new research, or otherwise attracting recognition and funds for faculty research. As such the expectation is that the award will produce an effort which will enhance the researcher’s capacity to publish and to acquire future outside funding. The end result of the award, for example, may be the development of data to strengthen a larger extramural proposal or the publication of research in a peer-reviewed journal. 

The FRG / HEG program encourages proposals from:

  • Junior faculty members initiating new projects
  • Mid-career faculty members in pursuit of new directions
  • Mid-career faculty members seeking to re-vitalize an ongoing program after a gap in productivity. Gaps may be due to:
    • A period of exceptional commitment to departmental, university, and professional service;
    • Heavy teaching loads in the last three to six years; or
    • Personal or family circumstances


Faculty Research/Healey Endowment Grants Information Session - Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Life Science Laboratories (LSL), Room S330.

To learn more about the FRG/HEG program and how to prepare a competitive proposal, please register here:  https://www.umass.edu/research/webform/faculty-research-grant-workshop



How To Apply: 

Final Report: 

All recipients of the Faculty Research Grant/Healey Endowment Grant (FRG/HEG) are required to submit a final report within 90 days of project completion.

For More Information: 

Please contact Michelle Wonsey in the Office of Research Development at 577-3726 or by email.