SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES FUND
The Science and Technology Initiatives Fund (S&T) is a tool to catalyze research collaborations among UMass campuses and with other partners to create impact and economic engagement. It provides resources to support well established faculty who have a proven track record of securing external funding and who are positioned to attract major research and development funding opportunities for the University as part of an overall strategy to grow and strengthen the University's R&D enterprise. The intent of the program is to focus on areas of strategic importance to campus research and to the state and its Innovation Economy (e.g., clean energy, life sciences, digital healthcare, medical devices, the Internet of things, "big data," cyber security, advanced manufacturing, robotics, marine technology, and the like). Key criteria also include catalyzing partnerships with other UMass campuses, other research institutions and Massachusetts industry. It is expected that the Fund's portfolio of projects will attract over time significant new investment to the University. This includes not only sponsored research awards, but also funds for infrastructure development, technology licensing, revenues from industry-related services, and philanthropy.
- January 12: Notification of Intent to Submit to VCRI@uml.edu. Notification should be a brief statement confirming project and team members. Guidelines can be found on the Research and Innovation Opportunities Portal.
- January 19: 2-Page Draft Concept Paper. Apply through the Research and Innovation Opportunities Portal.