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The Center for Research on Vermont announces awards to promote excellence in student research on Vermont topics. 

Submission Deadline • April 17, 2020

George B. Bryan Award

For excellence in a project or paper on a Vermont topic completed for a one-semester course.

Recommended length: 10-25 pages

Offered annually in memory of UVM Professor of Theatre and former Center Director George B. Bryan (1939-1996).

Andrew E. Nuquist Award

For outstanding research on a Vermont topic, usually awarded to a culminating study, usually a thesis or year-long project.

Recommended length: No limit

Offered annually since 1982 in memory of UVM Political Science Professor Andrew E. Nuquist (1905-1975).

Competition Overview

All college and university undergraduate students are eligible for the competition. Students should be able to attend the Center's annual meeting to receive the award.

Winners receive $100 cash prizes donated by the Center, and award-winning projects will be archived in the UVM Silver Special Collections Library and made available to researchers.

The Awards Committee neither gives preference to, nor discriminates against, projects by more than one author, or, in the case of the Nuquist Award, projects which have been supported in whole or in part by grants or other third-party funding. Projects which result from internships with governmental agencies or other nonacademic groups are also eligible for the Nuquist Award.


Projects must have been completed between May 1, 2019 and April 1, 2020 to be eligible to compete.

Submission Directions


Student name, institution, mailing address, email address, and telephone number, major and year(s) in college. Please include this information for each author if your project has multiple authors.

Primary faculty sponsor (advisor) name, email address, and telephone number. If the project received outside funding, this should be indicated, as well.

Project abstract

Summary of the project, not to exceed 300 words, written in language understandable to people outside of the discipline.

How to submit

Email or deliver your project to to Richard Watts ( in Office B 403, UVM Billings Library.

Documents are accepted in Microsoft Word or PDF filetypes. Footnotes and bibliography should follow a format accepted by the discipline, e.g. The Chicago Manual of Style.

The Center may keep all materials until after the award ceremony, so students should be sure to keep copies for themselves.

Email your project to Richard Watts:

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