Funding Opportunities

Novel pilot programs and industry partnerships enable cross-campus collaborations with the goal of enhancing the translation of discoveries for clinical use.



UMCCTS and UMass Internal Awards

Center for Advancing POC Technologies in Heart, Lung & Blood Diseases (M2D2) Closed
Medical Device Innovations Program (MDIP)
Innovations in Patient Recruitment Program Closed
Community Research Innovative Scholars Program (CRISP) Closed
Life Sciences Moment Fund (LSMF) 1/3/18
IND LAUNCH 12/18/17
Pilot Project Program (PPP) Closed
Office of Global Health Pilot Project Program (OGH-PPP) Closed
Office of Global Health Travel Award Closed
Small Conference Grant (SCG) Rolling Basis
SPARK Program Rolling Basis

UMass President's Science and Technology Initiatives Fund (S&T) Fund 2017

UMass President's Creative Economy (CE) Initiatives Fund 2017

UMASS-Chemical Screening Initiative (UMASS-CSI) Closed
CHAMP, the Child Health Research Acceleration through Multisite Planning Program Closed
UMass Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) Seed Grant Program Varied
UMASS Optimizing Psychiatric Treatment In MAternal mental health (OPTIMA) Center Closed

UMCCTS / Industry-Partnered Awards

Harvard Catalyst/Harvard CTS Center - Ideation Challenge: Good Questions Meet Big Data


2017 Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research Grant Program


Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI)

Fall 2017 - Cycle 2 



Voyager Therapeutics Special Pilot Project Program 12/8/17

Other Funding Opportunities

Allied-Bristol Life Sciences (ABLS) - CATALYST Rolling Basis
PCORI Pipeline to Proposals Initiative Varied
PCORI Pragmatic Clinical Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes - Cycle 3 2016 Varied
The Diabetes Innovation Challenge Varied
World Without Disease QuickFire Challenge Varied
Charles H. Hood Foundation-Child Health Research Awards Program Varied

Young Investigator Funding Opportunities

Mentored Career Development (KL2) Training Program Closed
Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowship Training Program (TL1) 1/6/2018
UMMS Transdisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Research (T32) Rolling Basis

Other Opportunities for Young Investigators

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, Clinical Research Scholars Program Varied
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sloan Research Fellowships Varied
Burroughs Wellcome, Career Awards for Medical Scientists Varied 
Doris Duke Foundation, Clinical Scientist Development Award Varied
HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program Varied
March of Dimes, Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award Varied
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Maryilyn Hilton Award Varied
National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award Varied
Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences Varied
PhRMA Foundation Varied
WM Keck Foundation Varied
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