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Gund Ph.D. Research Assistantships


Funded Ph.D. opportunities with real-world impact.

The Gund Institute for Environment seeks outstanding Ph.D. applicants interested in conducting interdisciplinary research on major global environmental challenges.

With Gund Ph.D. Research Assistantships, students receive attractive funding packages, world-class faculty mentors, real-world experience collaborating with leaders in government and business – and a deep understanding of complex global environmental issues.

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Gund Barrett Ph.D. Assistantships


Engineering a sustainable future.

The Gund Institute for Environment and UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) seek outstanding Ph.D. students to create real-world solutions to global challenges.

These new Gund Barrett Ph.D. Assistantships, supported by the Richard Barrett Foundation, will enable Ph.D. students to collaborate across disciplines on urgent issues at the intersection of engineering and the environment. An interdisciplinary Ph.D. experience.

Students will receive up to four years of funding, including an annual $35,000 stipend, tuition, and UVM’s student health insurance. They can also access additional funds for conferences and research costs.

Primary advisors must be a Gund Fellow from UVM Engineering (Biomedical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental or Mechanical). Students must pursue a Ph.D. degree in CEMS and mentor undergraduate Barrett Scholars.

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QuEST – a UVM NSF Research Traineeship


Evidence-based education

The Quantitative and Evolutionary STEM Training (QuEST) Program provides doctoral students with the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to solve environmental and global health problems in an ever-changing workforce and research environment.

The UVM NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is an innovative and evidence-based model for transforming STEM graduate education training. Emerging infectious diseases, antibiotic and pesticide resistance, reduced crop yields caused by climate extremes and shifts, and the loss of biodiversity affect environmental and global health and food security. In each case, the identification of successful solutions to these global challenges requires a fundamental knowledge of evolutionary principles. QuEST trains these problem-solvers.

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