World-class researchers — who also love to teach
UVM faculty rank among the best in the nation, based on a key measure: the amount of competitive research funding they win from agencies like the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Institutes of Health. What makes UVM different is that, here, our world-class scholars teach undergraduates, including in introductory courses.
Why should that matter? Our faculty's excitement over discovering new knowledge in their research spills over into the classroom. And many undergraduates become inspired to help faculty with their research, gaining skills and knowledge that boost résumés and graduate program acceptances.
Where UVM ranks for research funding won by faculty compared with other schools that have enrollments of 15,000 or less — a select group of institutions. Last year faculty secured $129 million in research funding.
The percent of classes at UVM taught by graduate students.
Meet some of our teacher-scholars
National Science Foundation Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars, honoring both teaching and research.
Ian Axford Fellowship in Public Policy from the government of New Zealand, one of seven members of National Middle School Association's Research Advisory Board.
James Beard Award for outstanding book on nutrition, most prestigious award in the food world. Ongoing research funded by National Institutes of Health.
American Psychological Association's Career Award for Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training. Extensive publications.
Fulbright Scholarship, Fellow for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Regular contributor to Foreign Affairs
Mathematics Association of America's Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.
Winner of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship and a Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Whiting Writers' Award. Honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation. Poetry editor of the Harvard Review.
Hero of the Planet, Time magazine. First annual Buckminster Fuller Award for idea with potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems. Named a top inventor by the Lemelson-MIT Program for Invention and Innovation.
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award.
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