A team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS), Technology Transfer Office, Office of Research & Engagement and the Office of the Provost has won a $5.5 million Accelerating Research Translation (ART) award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to support and expand faculty and student researchers’ efforts to translate research conducted in campus laboratories into tangible solutions to real-world problems. The award is one of 18 nationwide that have been announced in the program’s inaugural year, and the only award made in New England.
“Congratulations to the IALS team and the UMass Amherst campus on this significant award,” said MLSC Vice President of Economic Development & Partnerships Jeanne LeClair. “The Center is incredibly proud of its significant investments in IALS as an anchor institution of our burgeoning Western Massachusetts life sciences cluster. This award will only further spur innovation, translational research, and entrepreneurship for the region and our commonwealth.