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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass Amherst

MSP Grant Program

The MSP grant program was established in 2010 as a way to provide support for our members’ activities that advance the mission of the MSP. A call goes out via our newsletter and all unit-email list to let members know that the application period is open.

Successful grants enhance the union’s work in areas such as membership involvement, political action, improving working conditions, internal organizing, coalition building and addressing diversity issues. Funding can be used to support events and campaigns, as well as research projects.


In order to apply, a 3-5 page grant application must be submitted. All projects are to be completed with in a year, and a six-month status report must be received by the MSP. Upon completion of the project, MSP and the grantee will discuss how the results of the project are to be disseminated, and how the work has advanced the union’s mission. Recipients of a grant award must serve on a future MSP Grant Committee.

Complete applications include:

Current Application Deadlines

MSP Grant Timelines for 2019-2020 Academic Year:

Examples of Previously Funded Grants