College of Arts and Sciences

Lattie F. Coor Awards for the Humanities and Fine Arts

In Support of Teaching and Research in the Humanities and Fine Arts

General Information

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. In keeping with Lattie Coor's humanistic values, his advocacy of liberal arts education, and his interest in the relationship of the Humanities and other disciplines, the Lattie Coor Endowment was established to encourage innovation and excellence in Humanities teaching and research, with special emphasis on multi-disciplinary initiatives.

All full-time faculty [minimum of 0.75 FTE and 9 months] in the Humanities and Fine Arts are eligible to receive support from the Endowment. These include faculty members in Art and Art History, Asian Languages and Literatures, Classics, English, German and Russian, History, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Romance Languages and Linguistics, Theatre and other programs centrally concerned with language and culture. Faculty members in other academic departments and programs are also eligible for support of work that deals with the historical and cultural contexts and/or philosophical foundations of their fields of study.

Types of Lattie F. Coor Awards
I. Coor Faculty Development Awards in the Humanities and Fine Arts
Deadlines: November 1 and April 1

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, due to the reconfiguring of the faculty development awards for AY 2014-15, there will not be an April 2014 Coor faculty development competition. Faculty will be notified when the new system is in place.

Approximately $20,000 is available each year for Coor Faculty Development Awards to provide support and enhancement of the research, subventions, scholarly or artistic activities of faculty in the Humanities and Fine Arts. Amounts up to $2,500 can be obtained from this source. Application is by proposal and applications will be reviewed once per semester by a committee, appointed by the Dean, consisting of Humanities and Fine Arts faculty plus the Associate Dean.

  • Proposals must identify how the project will enhance the applicant's research, scholarly and/or artistic activity.
  • Project summaries should provide clear and explicit information on the project's importance, methodology and expected outcome, taking into account an audience of non-specialists.
  • Budgets should be realistic, detailed, and make the most of the funding available.
  • Applicants are expected to have already utilized or otherwise committed available professional development funds before applying for a research award. PDFs may be used for expenses in the proposed project not covered by the award.
  • In cases where there are more strong applications than funds available, priority will be given to applications from junior faculty.
  • Lattie F. Coor Faculty Development Awards may NOT be used for attendance at meetings, conferences or symposia, nor may they be used for the purchase of computer hardware.
  • Expenses for meals are NOT reimbursable by award funds.
  • Awards may NOT be used for summer salary stipends for faculty or release from teaching time during the academic year.
  • Recipients of Lattie F. Coor Faculty Development Awards in the current or preceding academic year are not eligible for this funding again.
  • Eligible faculty may not concurrently apply for a RANSS and Coor award.
  • Normally, faculty are not eligible to receive a Faculty Research Support Award (FRSA) and Coor faculty development funding in successive years. However, in unusual circumstances, a Coor application for research support in the year immediately following a FRSA award will be considered if there is compelling evidence that external funding will result from such an award.
  • Faculty may concurrently apply for a Faculty Research Support Award and a Coor Faculty Development Award, but they will only be able to receive one award during the same academic year.
  • Recipients of the awards will be expected to provide a brief written description of what was accomplished with the funds by September 15 of the academic year after the award was utilized. Failure to file a final report will make the recipient ineligible for future Coor Faculty Development Awards.
  • Timeline for utilization of funds: All awarded funds must be fully expended by the close of the fiscal year in which the award is received. Unexpended balances do not roll forward into the next fiscal year cycle. Faculty who receive awards in the November competition have until June 30 of that academic year to expend all funds; faculty who receive awards in the April competition must expend all funds between July 1 and June 30, the next fiscal year
  • Please complete the application, including supporting documentation in Microsoft Word format, and send it as an email attachment to cas+coor@uvm.edu.
II. International Travel Funds (Deadline: Any time until funds are expended)

In an effort to help with the costs of travel, approximately $5,000 of Coor funds is allocated each year to provide support for faculty giving papers at Humanities and Fine Arts meetings held outside the continental United States. The maximum award amount is $500 per faculty member each academic year. Applications may be made in writing to the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at any time and will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are expended. Please complete the application and send it as an email attachment to cas+coor@uvm.edu.

Faculty who have been awarded Lattie F. Coor Faculty Development Awards or Faculty Research Support Awards are eligible to apply for international travel funds during the academic year of their award. However, the total amount from all sources may not exceed $2500 in any academic year.

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