Research at UVM happens beyond the lab, and there are many opportunities to conduct research in and with communities. You can win funding or earn academic credit for research in collaboration with a community partner.


Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The Office of Undergraduate Research offers summer fellowships for community-based research in partnership with CELO. Work with your professors and/or community partners to develop proposals for Undergraduate Research Fellowships, which provide funding for collaborative research projects.

  • Learn more about the Simon Family Fellowship for Public Research, which provides summer funding (including living expenses) and read about past scholarship winners. (See sidebar for an example of a Simon Scholarship.)
  • Apply for the Public Impact Research Award, for students who are engaged in a research-based internship.
  • Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research funding opportunities page to learn about other fellowship opportunities.
  • For local research, connect with the Center for Research on Vermont to become a Green Mountain Student Summer Scholar, or submit a VT-based research paper to receive a $250 Nuquist or Bryan Award.


Student Research Conference

If you conduct research as part of a service-learning course, consider presenting your project at UVM's Student Research Conference (SRC). The SRC showcases the research and scholarly activity of undergraduate, graduate and medical students across campus. All students working on a research or creative project with a UVM faculty member are eligible to present some aspect of their research at this forum. The event also serves as a resource for students who are not yet involved with research but wish to learn about how to engage in research pursuits.

Transportation & Transformation

Sammi Ibrahim riding the bus

Sammi Ibrahim won one of 5 Simon Family Public Research Fellowships in the Summer of 2013. These fellowships are offered by the Office of Undergraduate Research with support from CELO, and feature undergraduate research with a community partner. In October, she presented with her faculty mentor, Pablo Bose (Geography), and community partner, Jason Van Driesche (Local Motion), to the Board of Trustees of UVM. CELO Director Susan Munkres facilitated the presentation, and sat down with Sammi to learn more about her work with Local Motion on the Simon Fellowship.