Jul 18
"AMHERST, MA (WAMC) - Massachusetts state legislators are looking into establishing a fund that researchers could tap to apply for matching federal grants. Proponents say it would provide a boost to the state's public university system and create jobs WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports. The bill would authorize the administration to borrow up to 100 million dollars to create what's called a " Scientific and Technology Research and Developent Matching Grant Fund" The borrowed money could be used to meet the matching requirements that frequently apply to grants offered by federal agencies and foundations. The University of Massachusetts is frequently shut out from applying for these grants because it has no means to provide the required matching funds, according to Michael Malone, who is vice chancellor for research and engagement at UMass Amherst..." View the full article.