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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass Amherst

Applications for MSP's Grant Program Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for MSP’s Grant Program. In its ninth year, this program provides monetary support for activities that advance the mission of the MSP. Successful grants will enhance 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.

A 3-5 page application for projects must be received no later than March 30th, 2019. All projects are to be completed by May 1st, 2020 and a 6 month status report must be received by Dec 1st, 2019. Upon completion of the project, MSP must be notified and it must be discussed how the results of the project are to be disseminated to the MSP membership. Possible examples of dissemination would be a report at a membership meeting or an article in the MSP newsletter.

Complete applications will include:

Please send complete applications to by March 30th, 2019. Applicants will be notified of decisions no later than May 1st, 2019.

Grants will be reviewed by a committee of MSP members appointed by MSP officers. Successful grant recipients are expected to serve on the MSP grant committee at least once.

MSP Grant Timelines for 2018-2019 Academic Year:

For a list of previously funded grants, please visit our grant page