Research Funding Services

Research Funding Services (RFS) supports faculty and staff as an information resource on all aspects of research administration from idea to award.  We provide assistance in locating sources of funding, reviewing and approving proposals, negotiating grants and contracts, and development and dissemination of institutional policies related to research administration.  

Please contact us at 508.856.2119 or research.funding@umassmed.edu

Recent Presentations

December 8, 2014 
Brown Bag Presentation

  • Uniform Guidance Update
  • UMMS Receiving NIH Awards with Budget Cuts
  • NIH/AHRQ New Biographical Sketch Format
  • NIH Modification to Guidance on Marking Changes in Resubmission Applications
  • Updates/Enhancements to eRA Commons:
    • Inclusion Management System (IMS)
    • New Closeout Procedures and Policies
    • Commons ID for Students
    • RPPR Required for all non-SNAP Progress Reports
    • Individual Development Plans (IDPs) Needed in Annual Progress Reports
  • Cayuse Update
    • Updating Commons ID in Professional Profile
    • Correcting Congressional District Information
  • Research Administration Training Program Upcoming Courses
  • Proposal & Progress Report Statistics
September 29, 2014 Brown Bag Presentation
  • NIH Public Access Policy - Library Update (Rebecca Reznik-Zellen)
  • Uniform Guidance Update
  • NIH RPPR Update
  • NIH Individual Development Plan (IDP) Requirements
  • NIH Biosketches Training
  • eRA Commons User ID for Graduate and Undergraduate Roles
  • eRA Commons Username Required for Sponsor in Individual Fellowship Grant Applications to NIH & AHRQ
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Additional Educational Information Requirements
  • Cayuse - Compatibility Issues
  • Cayuse - Updating Commons ID in Professional Profile
  • Updated UMMS F&A Rate Agreement
  • Faculty Changing Departments within UMMS
  • Research Administration Training Program Upcoming Courses
  • Proposal & Progress Report Statistics

Click here for the full schedule of RFS Brown Bag presentations.