2024 Seed Funding for Strategic Research Initiatives – Accepting Applications

To strengthen current partnerships between the University of Massachusetts and University College of Dublin (UCD), the UMass Amherst International Programs Office (IPO) and the Office of Research and Engagement are excited to announce a call for seed funding. Collaborating with UCD Global, both institutions are providing grants for their faculty to take part in activities such as researcher mobility (travel), organization of joint symposia, or other joint activities. Priority areas for engagement will focus on novel, multidisciplinary projects tackling three strategic themes: Sustainability, Empowering Societies and Communities, or Advanced Materials and Manufacturing.

Grants up to $5,000 are available per applicant and the call is open to faculty from all disciplines. The application deadline is January 19, 2024. Application and more information can be found here. Please direct any inquiries to Eric Wirth, Manager of Global Partnerships: ewirth@umass.edu.