Funding Opportunities & Procedures

Funding for Postdoctoral Fellows

Funding for Graduate Students (Predoctoral)

See the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for more great Grants and Funding opportunities.

UMASS procedure for grant submission

  • All must be reviewed and signed off on by the Research Funding Services before they are submitted to the funder.
    • Setup a Cayuse account for Federal electronic grant submission. Follow instructions and links in the Electronic Grant Submission section of the Research Funding Services website.

New Grants/Renewals/Resubmissions

Note: For non-standard R01s, including fellowships and non-governmental funders, a copy of the application instructions for budgeting including restrictions or limits on indirect costs, salary and fringe benefit costs, travel or equipment purchases must be included with your paperwork for Research Funding Services review.

Progress Reports/Non-Competing Renewals

Submitting your Grant

Most funding agencies require that you submit your grant online. NIH requires all researchers to create an NIH Commons profile ( before they can submit a grant. Before you submit your grant, visit the Center for Scientific Research website ( and find out which NIH Study Section may be the most appropriate for your grant. You can request the Scientific Officer handling your grant to assign your proposal to a specific Study Section. Although the Officer is not required to assign your grant to the suggested Study Section, most of the time, s/he will honor your request.