CNS Research Support Services Request

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CNS Research Support Services (RSS) is a centralized office located in the Dean’s Office of the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) created to assist faculty and professional staff with pre-award development.

The service provides guidance on the grant submission process; interpretation of sponsor guidelines; budget calculations; and assembly of proposal applications in the UMass Amherst eRA system: KUALI.

RSS transmits the application package to the UMA sponsored research office (OPAS) for a compliance review and AOR (authorized organizational representative) approval for submission to funding agencies.

Note: All sponsored research funding requests must route through UMass Amherst sponsored research office (OPAS) whether it is a competitive grant application; or a non-competitive funding allocation.

  • Institution Name: University of Massachusetts Amherst: (UMass Amherst)
  • Institution EIN (Federal Employer Identification number): 043-167-352
  • Institution DUNS number: 153926712

UMass Amherst Key Contacts; Indirect Cost Rates; Fringe Benefits Rates; are published on Fact Sheet:
https://www.umass.edu/research/guidance/fact-sheet

NIH applicants must have an NIH Commons ID affiliated with University of Massachusetts Amherst:
https://www.umass.edu/research/proposals/develop-proposal/sponsor-specific-resources/nih-proposal-guide#era

NSF applicants must have NSF/Research.gov ID affiliated with University of Massachusetts Amherst:
https://www.umass.edu/research/news/nsf-fastlane-registration-process