Research Center and Institute Guidelines

Deadlines

June 19, 2015 - Deadline to submit annual reports for seed centers, proposals for new centers or institutes, and existing entities interested in being elevated to University Center or Institute status. Reports should be emailed to Amber_Squires@uml.edu.

Groups that have received full Center/Institute status are encouraged to submit annual reports, but it is not mandatory until your full review is scheduled.

Research Center and Institute Guidelines

Research Center Mission 
Research Centers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell further the mission of the University and advance the research objectives set forth in the strategic plan- UMass Lowell 2020. The Research Centers differ from one another in focus, scope, and staffing, but each contribute in unique ways to the common goals of expanding knowledge, generating new discoveries, and/or having a positive impact on society through informing policy and systemic change. Communities of researchers and staff in Research Centers provide a stimulating environment that encourages early researchers and challenges the experienced researcher. Research Centers also contribute to the education and training of the researchers of the future by serving as learning environments for students. Interdisciplinary collaborations are promoted by the Research Centers both within the University and among institutions external to UMass Lowell.

Research Center Guidelines (pdf)

Research Institute Mission
Research Institutes at the University of Massachusetts Lowell further the mission of the University and advance the research objectives set forth in the strategic plan- UMass Lowell 2020. A Research Institute has a long term relationship with one or more universities or collaborating institutions external to UMass Lowell. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or equivalent is required with each collaborating university or institution. Research Institutes differ from Research Centers and from one another in focus, scope, and staffing, but each contribute in unique ways to the common goals of expanding knowledge, generating new discoveries, and/or having a positive impact on society through informing policy and systemic change. Communities of researchers from UMass Lowell and from collaborating Universities and other institutions, provide a stimulating environment that encourages early researchers and challenges the experienced researcher. Research Institutes also contribute to the education and training of the researchers of the future by serving as learning environments for students.

Research Institute Guidelines (pdf)

Annual Reports: Research Center and Institute

Full reports are required for seed centers and institutes, proposals for new centers/institutes, and existing entities interested in being elevated to University Center or Institute status.  Existing University research or engagement centers and institutes are encouraged to submit an annual report summarizing their activities and goals for purposes of University promotional activities.