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Community of Science introduces Pivot™ 

UMass Chan Medical School subscribes to the services of COS Pivot - The world's most comprehensive funding resource, giving UMass Chan researchers fast, highly individualized access to over $33 billion in funding opportunities. Pivot also allows you to identify collaborators and promote your research both within and without the medical school.  Log into Pivot with your COS username & password, or if need be create a new user account at https://pivot.proquest.com.

To learn more about finding funding opportunities with Pivot through interactive videos, training materials and other helpful FAQ's, please click here.


Grants.gov is the central source for finding and applying for federal funding opportunities. The University of Massachusetts Medical School utilizes "Cayuse 424" to submit grants through the Grants.gov site.

To find funding opportunities through Grants.gov, please click here.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest source of funding for biomedical research in the world, funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe.

NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems.

To find funding opportunities through the National Institutes of Health, please click here.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

To find funding opportunities through the National Science Foundation, please click here.

Department of Defense

The US Department of Defense (DOD) funds biomedical, biostatistical and clinical research relevant to the needs of the military. UMass Chan researchers have applied for and received funding from the DOD's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), the US Army Medical Department Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration (DARPA).

Corporate & Foundation Relations Grant Opportunities

The UMass Chan/UMMHC Corporate and Foundation Relations Office (CFR) functions as a liaison between members of the UMass community and companies and private foundations. Using best practices, it works with both internal and external audiences to establish and maintain the best possible relationships for the institutions, enabling investigators to further their research goals and practitioners to provide quality patient care and service to the community.  For more information, please click here.

Internal Funding Opportunities

University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) funds pilot projects in targeted areas with rolling deadlines throughout the year. Please check the UMCCTS Funding Page.