About

The Research Council at UMass Amherst works to advance the research mission of the University, advises the administration on RTF expenditures and reviews, and makes recommendations on research and scholarship-oriented grants and awards.


For a complete description of the council’s charge and membership parameters, please view the Research Council section in the Bylaws and Constitution of the UMass Amherst Faculty Senate.

Chair
Senator
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology  
Normanly
Normanly
Chair of Research Policy
shelburne
shelburne
Membership

Faculty Members

Student Development
sarah
sarah
Senator
Physics  
Goldner
Goldner
Senator
Office of Faculty Development
keough
keough
Comparative Literature
Lachman
Lachman
Operations & Information Management
Nagurney
Nagurney
Senator
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology  
Normanly
Normanly
Senator
Music & Dance  
ricciardi
ricciardi
Psychological and Brain Sciences
sanders
sanders
History of Art and Architecture
shelburne
shelburne
Nursing
Lisa Wolf
Lisa Wolf

Ex-officio Members

Provost/Designee
Michelle Budig
Michelle Budig
Interim assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement 
mager
mager
Dean Libraries/Designee
mani
mani
Chief Information Officer
misra
misra
Secretary of the Faculty Senate
paik
paik
Dir. Inst. For Applied Life Sciences
reinhart
reinhart
Graduate School Dean/Designee
urla
urla
VC Research & Engag/Designee
Vandenberg
Vandenberg
Chair of Grad Council
seven
seven

Ex-officio Student

Undergraduate Student

Cristian Clewis
Cristian Clewis
Graduate Student
Elizabeth Cote
Elizabeth Cote
GSS Representative 
Gaurav Mitra
Gaurav Mitra

Undergraduate Student

Stephan Saint-Juste
Stephan Saint-Juste

Vacancies

Vacant Faculty Position
VACANT 2
(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)
VACANT 2
Vacant Faculty Position
VACANT 2
(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)
VACANT 2
Vacant Faculty Position
VACANT 2
(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)
VACANT 2
Vacant Ex-officio Position
VACANT 2
(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)
VACANT 2
Vacant Ex-officio Student Position
VACANT 2
(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)
VACANT 2
Vacant Ex-officio Student Position
VACANT 2
(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)
VACANT 2
Vacant Ex-officio Student Position
VACANT 2
(Special conditions may apply in filling this role. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office for further information.)
VACANT 2
Subcommittee

Research Computing Committee

Meetings

The Research Council will meet on the following dates during the 2023-2024 academic year. All meetings will begin at 9:00 a.m. and take place in the Goessmann Laboratories, Room 250 unless otherwise noted. Meeting will have a hybrid format, please contact the chair of the council for the Zoom link.

Documents

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