Upcoming UMass and SBS Grant Opportunities

Friday, December 8, 2017

Upcoming UMass and SBS Grant Opportunities

In order of deadline.

ISSR Scholars Grant-Writing Fellowship  |  Infosession December 12, 2017 
Provides a course release to participate in a year-long seminar with grant preparation support and funds for consultation with nationally-recognized scholars.
Deadline: January 29, 2018  |  Apply  

Seed Grants from the Institute of Diversity Science
The institute will distribute up to $40,000 in seed project funds toward supporting new collaborative projects between colleagues from different departments at UMass. Ideal projects will focus on research, involve graduate or undergraduate students in that research, and have an eye toward social impact.
Deadline: February 1, 2018   |  Apply 

Faculty Research Grant (FRG)
Provides up to $15,000 to support research projects. Preference for pre-tenure faculty. 
Deadline: February 9, 2018  |  Apply
Register online to attend a January 19th workshop on how to successfully apply for an FRG

Faculty Mentoring Group Funds
SBS will provide additional funding for successful TEFD team mentoring grants that support the career advancement of our faculty. Past group types have been by rank (an Associate Professor group, Senior Lecturers, etc.), by minority status, and by research topic.
Deadline: February 19, 2018 |  Apply

SBS Dean's Research Excellence Award
Recognizes distinguished achievement in scholarship and research with plaque and $1,000 prize. All levels of SBS tenure track faculty are eligible to be nominated.
Deadline: March 9, 2018  |  Apply

SBS Research Support Grant 
Provides up to $7,000 per Principal Investigator; up to $14k if two SBS depts. All levels of SBS tenure track faculty and research-appointed lecturers are eligible to apply.
Next Deadline: March 9, 2018  |  Apply
SBS Speaker Visit or On-campus Conference Grant 
Brings in a speaker or colleague to campus or host a conference or workshop on campus. Up to $2,000 support with a 1-1 match from other sources. All faculty eligible to apply.
Next Deadline: March 9, 2018  |  Apply

The Public Service Endowment Grant
Provides up to $15,000 to promote practical application and community engaged research. All faculty eligible to apply.
Deadline: April 17 2018 | Apply

Suggest an SBS Social Science Matters Speaker 
SBS sponsors visits from high profile social science scholars each year. You can submit speaker suggestions that fit the college criteria here.

Join an SBS Faculty Research Group 
Faculty in the College run a number of dynamic, active working groups that are open to new members, here.

Other University Funding

If you are looking for general information on internal funding, start at the University's Office of Research and Engagement. Additional internal funding opportunities include:


For upcoming external funding calls, check ISSR’s webpage which posts rolling grant agency and foundation funding calls.
The UMass Foundation Relations Office (CFR) sends out monthly newsletters with upcoming foundation funding announcements. Sign up to be on their mailing list at cfr@admin.umass.edu.