University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

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Funding Opportunities & Awards

Dean's Research Discretionary Funds


**Funding for the Dean's Research Discretionary Award has been discontinued until further notice.**


A limited pool of funds has been reserved so that modest requests requiring a rapid response can be supported.Applications for these funds should be forwarded by the faculty member to his/her department chair, who will then forward them to the Dean’s Office by email to Please include a brief description of the request, the dollar amount requested, the intended use and the immediate need for the funds requested. Requests will then be evaluated by the Dean and awards made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: these funds are only available if Professional Development Funds (PDFs) provided at the department and program levels to the applicant are not sufficient or available to support the request.

Last modified February 07 2018 05:03 PM