University of Vermont

Research at The University of Vermont

Support UVM's Research Mission

Over its long history there have been few better moments to support research at the University of Vermont. Today, the university is at a crucial inflection point, with new vision and fresh energy behind a flagship research institution and its highly-ranked medical school and health center.

New financial support will open up fresh opportunities for faculty and student research that will lead to new discoveries and solutions to challenges facing the world that include food and energy security as well as improved healthcare and protection of our environment.

There are a variety of areas available to fund ongoing and new research at the University of Vermont through the UVM Foundation. Some of these research funding opportunities include:

The STEM Complex

New and renovated buildings will provide classroom and laboratory space for science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the center of the UVM campus under a preliminary plan approved by the UVM Board of Trustees in early 2014. A quarter of the $100 million project will be paid for through private gifts. For more information about this special initiative, which is UVM's largest capital project ever, visit the UVM Foundation, or contact Shane Jacobson, vice president for development, at 802-656-0518.

Naming Opportunities:

Substantial gifts may be designated to support individual colleges, schools, departments or other units. Donors may also establish a new named fund, benefiting a scholarship, deanship, professorship or named chair. For example, the minimum endowment gift for a professorship is $1 million and $250,000 for a Green & Gold Professor.

Research Funds:

A donor may choose to support a particular or new research fund. This provides support for research activities of a department and requires a minimum endowment gift of $50,000 for a named fund.


For more information about these and other gift opportunities to support research, or to learn more about research at the University of Vermont, contact Peter Sanders at the UVM Foundation at 802-656-3638 or by email at
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