University of Vermont

UVM Spires of Excellence

Our Initiatives

Complex Systems
Food Systems
Neuroscience, Behavior and Health

Welcome to the TRI website

In 2009, the University of Vermont (UVM) embarked upon an unprecedented University-wide conversation — the Transdisciplinary Research Initiative, or TRI — to strategically advance our national role as a premier small research university.

As a result of the TRI process, three Initiatives were identified in 2010: Complex Systems, Food Systems, and Neuroscience, Behavior and Health.

In 2012-13, the TRI continues to help us map transdisciplinary strengths across campus and develop UVM's distinctive reputation for research and scholarship around the world. The TRI also helps guides local efforts, including the creation of exciting and impactful new knowledge for Vermont and the nation, the advancement of economic development, and the engagement of our communities.

AY 2013-14 Announcements & Events

UVM Employment Opportunities

The University of Vermont conducts formal searches for excellent new faculty each year. Since the TRI, we have ensured that several faculty positions are aligned with the goals of the TRI as "Initiative-Aligned Hires." In addition, UVM makes select investments each year in "Initiative-Driven Hires" that will uniquely serve the growth of a transdisciplinary effort. To learn more about these opportunities, please see TRI Employment Opportunities. Protocols for these hires are found below.

Protocol for Initiative-Driven and Initiative-Related Hires

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