University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Funding Opportunities & Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences has established a number of funding opportunities and awards for faculty members. More detailed information and application procedures are available in the tabs for each on the left.

I. Faculty Research Support Awards (FRSA)

Deadline for applications: January 31.

The College provides a number of Faculty Research Support Awards for tenure-track/tenured faculty who hold primary appointments in the College. The maximum amount per award is $7,000. Awards will be given to research and creative/performance projects of the highest merit. Further information and application procedures are available in the link on the left.

II. Seed Grant Awards

Deadline for applications: January 31.

The College provides a number of Seed Grant Awards for tenure-track/tenured faculty who hold primary appointments in the College. These grants specifically support projects that are needed to facilitate applications for larger, identified, extramural grants in the immediate future. The maximum amount per award is $10,000; in addition, above that amount, the College will provide a 50/50 match with departments up to a total of $15,000. Further information and application procedures are available in the link on the left.

Note on I, II, and III: Faculty may not concurrently apply for both a FRSA and a Seed Grant. In addition, faculty who received a Small Grant Research Award in the fall of that academic year are not eligible to apply for either a FRSA or a Seed Grant.

III. Small Grant Research Awards

Deadlines for applications: November 1 and April 1.

The Small Grant Research Awards provide more limited funds for research and creative performance projects. All full-time faculty [minimum of 0.75 FTE and 9 months] in the College of Arts are eligible to receive support. Amounts up to $3000 may be obtained from this source. . Further information and application procedures are available in the link on the left.

IV. International Conference Travel Funds

Deadline for applications: first-come, first-served basis.

Funds are available to full-time faculty giving papers at professional meetings held outside the continental United States. The maximum award amount is $600 per faculty member each academic year; in addition, above that amount, the College will provide a 50/50 match with departments up to a total of $1,000. Further information and application procedures are available in the link on the left.

V. Interdisciplinary Experiential Engagement Funds

Deadline for applications: January 31

Funds are available for proposals designed to increase the range of interdisciplinary courses providing "real-world” learning experiences (i.e., service, research/creative). Projects must involve faculty from at least two UVM departments (see eligibility/selection criteria for full details). Average awards will range from $10,000 to $15,000. Further information and application procedures are available in the link on the left.

VI. Dean's Research Discretionary Funds.

Deadline for applications: none, only available if PDF funds are insufficient.

A limited pool of funds has been reserved so that modest requests requiring a rapid response can be supported. Further information and application procedures are available in the link on the left.

VII. The Lattie F. Coor Awards

The Lattie F. Coor Endowment was created in 1992 to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of a President who served for 13 years at the University of Vermont, from 1976-1989. The endowment’s funds are currently administered by the Humanities Center. Information about the current program of Coor Endowment awards is available on the Humanities Center website

VIII. Dean's Lecture Award

Deadline for applications: April 1.

Established in 1991, the purpose of the Dean's Lecture Award is to recognize and honor colleagues in the College who meet the challenge of being both excellent teachers and highly respected professionals in their own disciplines. Two Dean's Lecture Award winners are selected, one for the fall and the other for the spring. Further information and application procedures are available in the link on the left.

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