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Center & Institute Guidelines

Deadlines

Annual Centers and Institutes Reporting Cycle Changes

  • Existing University or Seed Centers/Institutes who wish to maintain their current status should fill out the 'Strategic Planning Report' instead of the annual report.
  • Centers/Institutes who would like to be designated as an approved University Center/Institute should use the annual report (as opposed to the strategic planning report/template). This option applies to those groups who are newly formed and/or for those who have applied in previous cycles and would like to change their recommended status.
  • Reports are due by July 14, 2017 to Amber_Squires@uml.edu.


Research Center and Institute Guidelines


Research Center Mission

Research Centers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell further the mission of the University and advance the research objectives set forth in the strategic plan- UMass Lowell 2020. The Research Centers differ from one another in focus, scope, and staffing, but each contribute in unique ways to the common goals of expanding knowledge, generating new discoveries, and/or having a positive impact on society through informing policy and systemic change. Communities of researchers and staff in Research Centers provide a stimulating environment that encourages early researchers and challenges the experienced researcher. Research Centers also contribute to the education and training of the researchers of the future by serving as learning environments for students. Interdisciplinary collaborations are promoted by the Research Centers both within the University and among institutions external to UMass Lowell.
Research Center Guidelines (pdf)


Research Institute Mission

Research Institutes at the University of Massachusetts Lowell further the mission of the University and advance the research objectives set forth in the strategic plan- UMass Lowell 2020. A Research Institute has a long term relationship with one or more universities or collaborating institutions external to UMass Lowell. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or equivalent is required with each collaborating university or institution. Research Institutes differ from Research Centers and from one another in focus, scope, and staffing, but each contribute in unique ways to the common goals of expanding knowledge, generating new discoveries, and/or having a positive impact on society through informing policy and systemic change. Communities of researchers from UMass Lowell and from collaborating Universities and other institutions, provide a stimulating environment that encourages early researchers and challenges the experienced researcher. Research Institutes also contribute to the education and training of the researchers of the future by serving as learning environments for students.
Research Institute Guidelines (pdf)


ThrEE Year Reports: Research Center and Institute

Three year reports are required for approved University Centers and Institutes summarizing activities and goals
Center and Institute Three Year Report (doc)