Research, scholarship, and innovation are at the core of UMass Dartmouth’s mission. The University has a clearly defined path for achieving national status as a Carnegie Doctoral Research University (DRU).

Research News

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August 9, 2016 UMass Dartmouth researchers receive funding to build and maintain coastal ocean observing system Coastal observing system will assist in capturing ocean data on several Northeastern islands
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August 8, 2016 UMass Dartmouth, Republic of Iceland sign marine science, biotech research agreement Pact results from 2015 university visit by Iceland delegation and U.S. Ambassador Robert Barber
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July 27, 2016 Professor Nancy O’Connor creates rare marine biology REU site Professor Nancy O’Connor and Professor Tara Rajaniemi were awarded a $343,070 grant through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Grant Program to provide hands-on research opportunities for young undergraduate researchers and scientists.

Research Offices

Institutional Ethics and Compliance

Assists researchers to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and policies regarding human and animal subjects, biosafety and export control

Research Development

Builds research capacity by promoting collaborations, managing internal grants, disseminating funding opportunities and celebrating research achievements

Sponsored Projects Administration

Oversees financial administration for externally funded projects from proposal submission through project management and reporting

Technology Commercialization & Ventures

Promotes, protects and supports commercialization of intellectual property arising from research conducted at UMass Dartmouth

Undergraduate Research

Promotes undergraduate research, supports student-researchers, and disseminates the products of student research.


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