Funding Opportunity Information

Community of Science Pivot™ 

The University of Massachusetts Medical School subscribes to the services of COS Pivot - The world's most comprehensive funding resource, giving UMMS 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

To learn more about finding funding opportunities with Pivot through interactive videos, training materials and other helpful FAQ's, please click here. is the central source for finding and applying for federal funding opportunities. As a service to its researchers seeking sponsored funding from federal agencies, The University of Massachusetts Medical School subscribes to Cayuse 424, a system-to-system web-based proposal-development and submittal software suite, for the development and submittal of grant, fellowship and cooperative agreement applications through

Because we use Cayuse, there is no need for individual UMMS researchers to create a user account or institutional profile (UMMS already has one), download application packages or log into for any reason, however remains a viable resource for funding searches. To find federal funding opportunities through, please click here.


The National Institutes of Health is the largest sponsor of biomedical research in the world, funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America as well as around the globe.

The 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 2013), 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 biotechnology, 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 funds biomedical, biostatistical and clinical research relevant to the needs of the military and its personnel. UMMS 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), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration (DARPA).

Corporate & Foundation Relations Grant Opportunities

The UMMS/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.



Recent Funding Opportunities

Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

- Click here for more details on FY15 funding opportunities.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

PCORI Open Opportunities

PCORI requires that a Letter of Intent be submitted and accepted before full application submittal. Visit the PCORI Funding Center for details. Questions directed to

Should you have any questions regarding the new funding opportunities or announcements, please contact Research Funding.