UMass Life Sciences Moment Fund (LSMF)
The LSMF Fund serves to spur inter-campus collaboration and strengthen the University’s research portfolio in clinical and translational research. By providing seed funding to outstanding faculty members, this fund facilitates the development of faculty-to-faculty networks within the University system, thereby leveraging the considerable expertise and resources that exist on the individual campuses. It is assumed that successful projects will attract additional funding from extramural sources.
Projects supported by this fund will advance a therapeutic, device, intervention, approach, etc., under study along the translational pipeline. The intent of the funding is to speed up the rate of progress to move a research project, clinical finding or other discovery into a broader network of activities, while maximizing the breadth of interdisciplinary skills applied to the research question. We are particularly interested in proposals that feature a clinical scientist working with a basic scientist.
~CAMPUS SUPPORT OF PROJECTS~
UMMS funding for projects will require an equal, 1:1 match from the non-Worcester campus. A letter of support from the person providing the funds (Department Head, Chief Research Officer, etc.) is required as part of the LOI and full application. We expect that the science and budget proposed for each campus will be equal.
Thank you for your interest in clinical and translational science. We look forward to your ideas.