Undergraduate Research at UVM
Our goal is to promote undergraduate research throughout the University, providing students with a more active approach towards education emphasizing application and discovery of knowledge and to allow faculty members to benefit from a collaborative work with undergraduates.
CEMS Research Opportunities
As a guest of the L / L Scholarly Undergraduate Research Focus Suite (SURF UVM!), faculty member Rory Waterman of the Chemistry Department will present an overview of the funding application process for the National Science Foundation. Details of the Wednesday September 23 program can be found at: Surf UVM
The NSF provides generous three-year fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral programs. Each year the NSF awards more than 1,000 fellowships to students in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunities - APLE
The College offers two excellent opportunities for undergraduates doing research under the mentorship of a faculty member to obtain support for their work. During each semester, students may apply for up to $500 of support for research supplies, data sets, research-related travel and so forth. Applicants must be full-time students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences will contribute up to $250, and the student's sponsoring department or program must match the amount contributed by the College.
The deadline for the fall round of applications is October 30, 2009. All the relevant information can be found at the following address: http://www.uvm.edu/artsandsciences. Follow the links: Resources for Current Students, Academic Resources, Research and Internships, APLE, and then Funding.
We also offer two summer stipends for undergraduates who are working with faculty on research projects. These $3000 stipends have a March 1, 2010 application deadline. Complete information is found at the same web location listed above.
Fall 2009 Mini-Grants
On September 29, 2009, the Office of Undergraduate Research and CW Link announced the Fall 2009 Mini-Grant winners. These grants awarded 10 University of Vermont students up to $500 for research expenses and supplies for a project of their choosing.
Listed below are the winners and their project titles.
Hormonal Contraceptives and Sexual Desire
The Effects of Nicotine on Emotional Memory
Identifying Phosphorylation Sites in Cardiac Thin Filament Proteins
The Role of VASP on the Subcellular Localization and Activity of the Non-receptor
Age estimation of Live Little Brown Bats and Big Brown Bats Using Telomere Measurement by Quantitative PCR
Stress Reduction at a University Counseling Center
Psychology, MCPP's Effect on Cued Conditioning Fear in Mice
Investigating the Binding of VASP and Arg Non-receptor Tyrosine Kinase in Vitro
Evolution in a Malaria Parasite: Allele Frequency Changes Over Time
Identification of Target Antigens on BreaaST Cancer Stem Cells Using Phage-developed scFv Antibodies: A Proteomic Approach
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