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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
  • Travel
  • Campus and Community Projects
  • Seed Money
  • Interim Research
  • Pilot Projects
  • Out reach Activities
  • More...

Internal Grants - Faculty Opportunities

Internal Grants - Student Opportunities

In addition to the opportunities listed below, check the websites of individual colleges and departments for other possibilities.

Career Services for Internships Service Learning

Graduate College

For graduate student Fellowships, Assistantships/Traineeships

Mini Travel grants for conference attendance and other Scholarships and Awards

Honors College

Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships Advising

The Honors College's College of National Scholarships and Fellowships Advising will coordinate efforts to support all UVM students and recent graduates who want to apply for certain nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. These scholarships may be distinguished by geographic or disciplinary focus, or by applicant characteristics. Some of these scholarships are for seniors and recent graduates; others are for sophomores and juniors. Some require institutional nomination before candidates compete at the regional or national level. For further details and information on deadlines, application process, notices of workshops, and advice for candidates as well as an applicant questionnaire, consult the Fellowships and Scholarships website below.

Office of Undergraduate Research

The Honor's College Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) offers an array of valuable resources for all undergraduate students promoting mentored research, creative works, and scholarship, including programs for faculty-mentored undergraduate research opportunities. Funding is now provided for research or creative projects in all disciplines, including the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, professional studies and the physical and life sciences. All full-time undergraduate students are eligible and any member of the UVM faculty may act as a mentor.

Office of International Education

Women's Center Student Awards

The Women's Center provides stewardship of three special awards. The Edith Hendley Award is presented annually to a woman pursuing graduate studies who has demonstrated excellence in research, scholarship and teaching, and who has performed dedicated service to women. The Mariafranca Morselli Leadership Award is presented annually to an undergraduate woman majoring in a scientific discipline who has demonstrated leadership qualities, academic excellence and who has contributed significantly to the awareness on campus of the rights of women. The Lydia Dodge Award honors an individual (does not have to be a student) who has given tremendous service to the Women's Center. 

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Undergraduate Scholarships

Please note that the following CALS scholarships are for undergraduate studies and for students currently enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Scholarship applications are available in CALS department offices or in the CALS Dean's Ofiice at 106 Morrill Hall. Individual scholarship award amounts are generally between $2,000 and $3,500.

  • Richard D. Alpin Scholarship Fund: Preference for but not limited to students enroled in dairy marketing, diary technology or farm business management.
  • Edith T. and Charles Dana Bennett Foundation Scholarship: Students must qualify financially, exhibit leadership qualities and be active in non-athletic campus activities.
  • Richard H. Holzer Memorial Scholarship: Available to students, preferably Vermonters who demonstrate financial need as defined by UVM's Financial Aid Office, exhibit qualities of leadership and good citizenship as UVM community members.
  • Fund for Undergraduate Scholarship Excellence (FUSE): Provides monetary assistance to support undergraduate curricular or co-curricular activity outside the student's regular course load. Applicants must be a part-time or full-time undergraduate student within CALS, pursuing a CALS major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. The amount of funding requested must have at least a 100% department or program match.
  • New England Farm and Garden Scholarship: to assist undergraduates who have financial need and are enrolled in one of several specific degree programs within CALS and are committed to the environment. 
Graduate Student Enhancement fund (GSEF)

Provided as funds permit to help CALS graduate students defray expenses for presenting posters, abstracts, and papers at regional, national, or international meetings. 

College of Arts and Sciences

APLE (Academic Programs for Learning and Engagement) Program

APLE is funded by the College of Arts and Sciences and Individual Departments of the College. It provides undergraduate students with opportunities to do research with faculty members, and to get hands-on experience through internships. Students may apply under either of two categories.

APLE Summer Stipends provide a summer salary of $3000 for students doing research with faculty members and are available for two students each year. The application deadline for Summer Stipends is April 1 each year.

APLE Awards provide up to $500 (up  to $250 contributed by the College and a matching amount by the department or program) in support for expenses involved in credit-bearing undergraduate research and creative activities. These awards are available for twenty-four students each year for such activities as travel to research libraries or other sites to gather data and expenses for supplies. Deadlines are October 31 and February 15 each year..

Ronald Suiter Prize

Each year the Ronald Suiter Prizes will provide up to $1,000 to six or more students in the College of Arts and Sciences at UVM to help defray costs of attending conferences, seminars, workshops, and etc. by undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Corse Fellowship (English Dept.)

The Corse Fellowship supports graduate study for students preparing to be college teachers or professional journalists.  This fellowship, established through the bequest of Frederick M. Corse, 1888, is awarded annually to one or more graduating seniors of UVM holding the Bachelor of Arts degree; or to one or more recent graduates with the proper qualifications. The fellowship may be renewed for up to three years, depending review of student progress.

Applicants must have majored in English, or a classical language, or two of the European languages, and must be preparing for a career in college or university teaching or professional journalism. Exceptional ability, character, and capability for independent thought are considerations. Because it is designated as a traveling award, the Corse fellowship must be used at an institution other than UVM.

To request an application form contact Tilza V. Buschner at

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