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PIVOT Funding Searches by Category

The University of Vermont subscribes to Pivot, a web-based Funding and Collaboration tool.  Searches have been constructed below to share results from the Pivot Database of Funding Opportunities for the University's Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives as well as for other broad categories of research and scholarly expertise.  Consider signing up for a Pivot user account so that you can track, save and share funding opportunities.  See Pivot instructions in the Search Tools and Alerts section of this website for Pivot registration and conducting your own searches .

PIVOT Search Results below -  the results default to the entire list of hits.  If you only want to see what is new for the current week, change the radio button at the top of the list to "Results for (whatever the current week is). The results can be further manipulated/refined by either of two ways.  At the search results screen, use the left hand side filters (funding types, sponsor types, requirements and keywords) to narrow the results by clicking on the hyperlinked criterion.  If those filters are not relevant, you may also click at the top on "Refine Search" which will bring you to the main search page where you can change any and all criteria and rerun the search.

Results for hyperlinked main category topics  include federal and non-federal sponsors.  For a breakdown between the two under each category, click on either Federal  or Non-Federal.

Search within UVM Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives (Spires) - click on hyperlinks for search results


Complex Systems
Food Systems  Neuroscience Behavior & Health
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Search within Other Broad Categories - click on hyperlinks for search results

Arts Education Environmental Change & Adaptation
Humanities Natural Sciences Mathematics Technology
Social Sciences Graduate Fellowships, Dissertation & Research

Undergraduate Fellowships, Dissertation & Research
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Limited Competitions

A limited competition is a grant program in which the sponsor restricts the number of applications that can come from a single institution. It is then UVM's responsibility to make sure that it does not exceed the permitted number of applications.

The Process

SPA monitors several sources for announcements of limited competitions. When a limited competition is identified, we post it to a running list of limited competitions on our website and send a notice to the Deans, Directors and Chairs of appropriate units. This notice includes:

If the number of UVM investigators wishing to apply exceeds the number permitted, the final decision rests with either the Vice President for Research if interest is across colleges, or by the Dean if all applicants are within one college. SPA then informs investigators of the decision and those selected can begin preparing a full proposal at that time.

If you wish to apply and did not already receive an announcement with instructions from your department chair or dean please follow the instructions from the "Campus Announcement" link or contact Hilda Alajajian at Hilda.Alajajian@uvm.edu

Important Caveat

Please note that the list of limited competitions compiled by SPA is not exhaustive. Anyone who wants to apply to a limited competition not posted on the list should contact SPA so we can post the opportunity and conduct the process described above.


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