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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October 11, 2016 UMass Dartmouth doctoral candidate recognized for research on ecology of squid Owen Nichols, who is pursing his studies at SMAST, is the second recipient of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s John Annala Fishery Leadership Award.
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September 27, 2016 Seaport Economic Council grant advances marine robotics research & development $600K grant to increase autonomy in the tuna-shaped BIOSwimmer
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September 26, 2016 Marine science facility reaches construction milestone $55 million 76,000 square foot facility in New Bedford, the nation’s #1 fishing port, is being built in partnership with state Division of Marine Fisheries

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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