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Congratulations! Please notify the RSS Team when you have received a grant award. We'd like to share your accomplishment!

Grant Management Overview

I am a PI: Now What?

Compiled by a UMass faculty member, this manual wades through the administrative details of managing your award and setting up a lab. I'm a PI-Now What?

HHMI Guide

HHMI's Practical Guide to Scientifıc Management for Postdocs and New Faculty

Budgeting & Reporting

PI Pocket Guide

Compiled by OGCA, this guide is a handy reference for the steps you need to take. PI Pocket Guide

Managing your budget in real time

Summit is a web-based tool that delivers financial data on your grant award both quickly and easily through customized graphs and tables. Meet with your department’s budget manager to find out how to use Summit for your awarded grant budget.


Workshop: A Dynamic Research Lab:  How to manage, mentor, inspire and produce

This CNS workshop offers information from a panel of experienced faculty about best practices for fostering an effective working environment in a research lab. For more information, contact Mark Tuominen.

Public Dissemination

Public Engagement Project

The Public Engagement Project supports and trains faculty members to use their research to contribute to social change, inform public policy, and enrich public debate. Scholars learn new skills from experts and from each other to improve their communication and engagement with the media, community groups, policymakers, and practitioners.

For more information on how this opportunity has benefited CNS faculty and how to apply go to: http://www.umass.edu/pep/fellowship-program

Click here for PPT presentation on Effective Science Communication in One Semester!

Extending Research Impact

Technology Transfer Office

The UMass Amherst Technology Transfer Office helps to move technologies from the lab bench into corporate product development and to bring the benefits of UMass Amherst research to the public in the form of new products and services.

UMass Innovation Institute

UMass Innovation Institute provides many advantages for faculty to expand or apply their research, including research business development and planning; securing industry collaborations and setting up funding mechanisms; handling business negotiations; facilitating connections to investors and entrepreneurs; enabling access to University facilities for outside users; supporting research compliance; identifying potential researchers for projects, and much more.

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) provides a set of activities and programs that prepare scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and to foster entrepreneurship that will lead to the commercialization of technology that has been supported previously by NSF-funded research.