Sponsored Project Administration - SPA
Internal UVM Grants
Every year, certain UVM colleges, departments, centers and offices award funds to support a variety of projects. These projects include:
- Short-term research
- Professional Development
- Campus and Community Projects
- Seed Money
- Interim Research
- Pilot Projects
- Out reach Activities
Internal Grants - Faculty Opportunities
These are just a few of the opportunities that we are aware of. For a more comprehensive listing, please check the web pages of relevant University Colleges and Departments.
The Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, offers the following award and grant opportunities to faculty:
- Grant-funded Research projects dealing with teaching are invited to collaborate with CTL. CTL is particularly interested in teaching with technology and has expertise in developing online courses, web applications and usability assessment;
- Instructional Incentive Grants are awarded for innovations in any aspect of teaching, learning and/or assessment;
- The Kidder Award for Excellence in Teaching to a faculty member who has served in that capacity for 5 years or more;
- The Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes faculty in each of the academic ranks who have demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching, ability to motivate and challenge students, and the capacity to engage students in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding; and
- UVM Sustainability Fellows Program to develop a multidisciplinary faculty cohort engaged in a yearlong exploration of sustainability, the scholarship of teaching, learning, collaboration and community building.
The Office of Community-University Partnerships and Service-Learning (CUPS)
CUPS was created in September of 2003 to support active, collaborative UVM-Community partnerships, high quality service-learning, and community-based scholarship and offers the following support for those who are actively implementing service-learning:
- Faculty Implementation Grants provide awards of up to $1,000 for creating new service-learning classes, adding service-learning to an existing class, creating student leadership opportunities in service-learning
- Engaged Scholarship Expenses Fund which provides for ongoing expenses (up to $250) associated with service-learning and/or community-based research
- The Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Program trains students in service-learning pedagogy and places them as teaching assistants in service-learning courses at no cost to the faculty or department
- Funds for Faculty/Staff/Student Attendance at Conferences, Trainings, and Workshops
Vermont Space Grant Consortium (VTSGC)
2012 Vermont Space Grant /Vt-NASA-EPSCoR Faculty Research CompetitionVTSGC and VT-NASA EPSCoR will hold a competition to award Research Minigrants, Small-Scale Research Grants, and Travel Grants to visit NASA. Proposed academic research projects must be aligned with new or continuing NASA research priorities or technology needs and should have the potential to link Vermont faculty to NASA colleagues at Field Centers and/or Mission Directorates.
Graduate Research AssistantshipsFull-time UVM faculty in STEM disciplines working in a research area currently funded by NASA are eligibile to compete for Graduate Research Assistantship funding. Assistantships for the 2012-2013 academic year and summer, 2013 will be available on a competitive basis to MS and Ph.D. students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines at the University of Vermont.
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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Professional Development Funds
Approximately $1,200 allocated per full-time faculty member to departments for professional development activities. These funds are to be distributed according to specific departmental guidelines. Individual departments may have additional research funds, and faculty are advised to inquire about this with Department Chairs.
Faculty Research Support Awards Program including the Joan Smith Faculty Research Support Award
CAS Faculty Research Support Awards support Assistant Professors and new Associate Professors in furthering their research; support senior Associate Professors and Professors in furthering their research; give preference to Assistant Professors and new Associate Professors; provide funding during the initial phase of a new research project; provide funding for transition projects of faculty who are expanding their areas of research; and seed an expansion of extramural funding in the college. The maximum award is $15,000; up to five awards will be granted. See website for full description and eligibility requirements. One Faculty Research Award will be made that must fulfill an additional criterion: the research must address, illuminate or seek to ameliorate a pressing issue of social injustice. This award, the Joan Smith Faculty Research Support Award, seeks to honor the memory of former College of Arts and Sciences Dean, Joan Smith,
Lattie Coor Awards for the Humanities
Lattie Coor Endowment provides support to faculty members in the Humanities as well as in other academic departments and programs that deal with the historical and cultural contexts and/or philosophical foundations of their fields of study. Awards are offered in 5 categories. 1) Faculty Awards in the Humanities provide up to $2,500 for research, scholarly or artistic activities of faculty in the Humanities. Deadlines are Nov 1 and April 1; 2) International Travel Funds provide up to $500 per faculty member per academic year to support faculty giving papers at Humanities meetings held outside the continental United States; 3) Research Assistantships provide up to $1,000 (=100 hours of research assistance) for financial support of students assisting faculty; 4) Conference/Event Co-Sponsorships to assist Departments and Programs with the sponsorship of events relevant to the Humanities. Maximum award is $300; 5) Support for Humanities Programming and Teaching for larger Humanities programming efforts than those outlined under #4 above. These include conferences, symposia, and performances. Events must be open to the public, and all advertising must acknowledge the support of the Lattie F. Coor Endowment.
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Bridge Support Program (BSP)
These funds are set aside for interim research support of faculty who, for one reason or another, find themselves temporarily without extramural funding for research. Funding is available to faculty members with at least 3 years continuous previous support through either individual grants or through components of multi-investigator grants. Applications will be accepted from all full-time/salaried faculty members (0.75 FTE or greater). Applications may now request up to $50,000.
Deadline: October 1, February 1, and June 1
Internal Grant Program (IGP)
IGP monies are intended to support research studies by College of Medicine faculty aimed specifically at collecting preliminary data for extramural grant applications. This program is not designed to fund pilot studies. Instead, it is meant to supplement the investigators current research program to strengthen upcoming grant submissions. All full-time/salaried College of Medicine faculty members (0.75 FTE or greater) are eligible to request research support from the IGP funds. IGP applications may now request $15,000 (unmatched) or up to $75,000 (Matching Fund Program).
Deadline: October 1, February 1, and June 1
The Frymomoyer Scholars Program
Frymoyer Scholars are awarded up to $25,000 a year for two years to
develop innovative educational products or programs and/or to
improve their teaching skills and in turn the relationship between
clinician and patient. These funds should be used to complete a
project or take courses in faculty development/bedside teaching that
might not otherwise be done due to lack of funding. It is expected
that two individuals will be selected as Frymoyer Scholars each
year. Eligible applicants are Physicians and nurses actively engaged
in clinical patient care and educating University of Vermont medical
or nursing students, and others in postgraduate training.
Vermont Cancer Center
The Vermont Cancer Center (VCC) awards funding to members and other UVM faculty for cancer-related research projects, postdoctoral research, and career development. Please see the website for details on eligibility, deadline dates and program descriptions for the following opportunities: 1) J. Walter Juckett Scholar Award; 2) J. Walter Juckett Postdoctoral Fellowship; 3) The Madison Brown and J. Walter & Elizabeth Juckett Awards; 4) VCC/LCCRO Pilot Project Award; 5) VCC/LCCRO Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trial Research Award; 6) VCC Bridge Support; 7) Translational Research Award; 8) Microarray Technology Pilot Award; 9) Mini-Symposia Funding
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