Research | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | The University of Vermont(title)

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at the University of Vermont is a nationally recognized, dynamic community of accomplished scientists and intellectually-driven scholars.

Research is at Our Core

Research is at our core

CALS research encompasses many aspects of planetary health. Our programs span the life and social sciences with particular emphasis on human, plant and animal health, the environment, communication, entrepreneurship, sustainable and resilient communities, and the intricate web of food systems. 

CALS students graduate with premier training in purpose-driven science and real-world application, working alongside experienced faculty to tackle today's most complex and pressing issues.

Undergraduate students can collaborate with faculty, graduate students or postdoctoral fellows on their research programs or initiate original research projects under faculty guidance. Undergraduate research funding is available through a variety of sources such as FOUR (Fellowships, Opportunities and Undergraduate Research) which offers mini grants to cover research expenses, summer research awards and travel/presentation award funding. Other sources include CALS’s Food Systems Research Center and individual faculty grants. 

Graduate students interested in working with CALS faculty via our Ph.D or Master’s programs are encouraged to contact faculty of interest directly, explore our graduate programs page, and apply via UVM’s Graduate College.  

Additional resources for Research administration support can be found on the CALS Sponsored Project Administration 2.0 page.

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