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Academic Research Grants

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TURI provides seed funding for UMass faculty and their graduate students to conduct research related to toxics use reduction. The deadline 2017 proposals is passed. Read about this year's academic grant projects.  Contact Greg Morose to discuss future opportunities.

Research projects are intended to help Massachusetts companies develop solutions for some of the more challenging uses of toxic chemicals – therefore we seek the involvement of Massachusetts companies as industry partners for these academic research projects.

Academic researchers benefit from solving real world problems through their research and provide invaluable training for next generation engineers and scientists. Industry partners benefit by having highly skilled researchers work on their toxics use reduction problems at no cost.

Who's Eligible

Faculty researchers who:

  • Are teaching and/or conducting research at one of the five UMass campuses (Amherst, Lowell, Dartmouth, Boston or Worcester), and;
  • Have a master's or doctoral level student candidate who will be dedicated to the research project for one academic year.


The requirement to have an industrial partner ensures that I have a reality check on the research. This is really helpful because it allows me to have confidence that what I’m doing is as practical and relevant to real-world needs as possible.
- Prof. Daniel Schmidt of UMass Lowell Plastics Engineering Dept.