University of Vermont

Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)

OVPR EXPRESS Grant Program

Early EXtra Promotion of REsearch & Scholarly Success

Proposals are now being accepted for 2017-18.

This funding program is open only to new junior faculty members. The program is administered through the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).

To Apply: We are now using an online submission system. Please go to the UVM InfoReady Review homepage:

  • Click "Log In" (upper right-hand corner).
  • Click the blue "University of Vermont Login" button and log in with your UVM Netid and password.
  • Scroll down and click on "OVPR EXPRESS Grant Program" in the list of open competitions.
  • Read competition details and click "Apply" (bottom of page).

Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time


OVPR EXPRESS (Early EXtra Promotion of REsearch and Scholarly Success) is an internal, competitive funding program designed to stimulate research and scholarship by new junior faculty members. Specifically, the EXPRESS program will provide awards up to $3,000 to newly hired UVM tenure-track assistant professors. The goal is that these awards will aid, within the first year of appointment, initiation of the research, scholarship, and creative works that will propel the careers of junior faculty recipients.


OVPR EXPRESS is open to UVM tenure-track assistant professors who began their appointment with UVM on July 1, 2017 or later.

Amount and Duration

For 2017-2018, applicant budgets up to $3,000 will be considered. Award decisions will be made by November 15, 2017. Funds will be available on December 1, 2017, and must be expended by June 30, 2018. (No-cost extension requests will NOT be considered.)

Application Materials

Applicants must provide a one-page description and a one-page budget of how the funds would be used if awarded, and how the use of the funds will help jumpstart the research or scholarship of the applicant. (Please note that regular salary or summer salary, and conference fees, travel, and registration costs are not acceptable budget items. All other budget items must be justified in the description.) There are no specific review criteria; use your text to provide the most compelling case in favor of your proposal.

Applicants must also provide an abbreviated CV or resume of no more than four pages and a letter of support from their department chair or school dean, certifying that the applicant meets the criteria and that the department or school will allow the junior faculty member the time necessary to participate.

Criteria for Selection

Proposals are reviewed by the senior administration of the Office of the Vice President for Research. Use your description to provide the most compelling case in favor of your proposal.

Award Conditions

Persons accepting EXPRESS awards must comply with all applicable procedures and regulations.

At the end of the grant period, successful applicants will report their activities and accomplishments to the Office of the Vice President for Research. Awardees are expected to participate in ongoing activities associated with the EXPRESS Grant Program.

An EXPRESS Grant award will be acknowledged in all publications and presentations and, as appropriate, in applications for further funding.


Please contact Dan Harvey at with any questions.