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Gund Institute Funded PhD Opportunities

The Gund Institute for Environment at UVM seeks exceptional PhD applicants to start Fall 2020 and conduct interdisciplinary research on global environmental challenges. The Gund Institute catalyzes environmental research, develops real-world solutions to global issues, and connects UVM with leaders in government, business and beyond.

The Gund Institute for Environment at UVM seeks exceptional PhD applicants to start Fall 2020 and conduct interdisciplinary research on global environmental challenges. Applications are due January 15.

The Gund Institute is a newly expanded campus-wide research accelerator, where 180 faculty, global affiliates, postdocs, and graduate students collaborate widely to understand interactions among ecological, social, and economic systems. We explore environmental issues at the interface of four pressing research themes: climate solutions, health and well-being, sustainable agriculture, and resilient communities.

We are committed to ensuring an inclusive environment where diverse voices and perspectives are active and welcome. We encourage applicants who bring diverse perspectives to our community.

Current Offers:

·      Gund PhD Fellowships: We seek up to four PhD students to work on Gund research themes, especially the connections among them. Students will receive up to four years of support at $32,000 per year, plus tuition.

 ·      Gund Barrett PhD Fellowships: We seek up to two PhD students for a new opportunity provided by the Gund Institute and UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS), supported by The Barrett Foundation. Students will receive up to four years of funding, including an annual stipend of $35,000, plus tuition.


All students are eligible for health insurance, and conference and research funds.

For more details, explore Gund PhD Fellowships online

The Gund Institute catalyzes environmental research, develops real-world solutions to global issues, and connects UVM with leaders in government, business and beyond.