Dive Deeper: Schedule an Appointment

When you have a more in-depth question or you need a meeting with a full-time advisor, set up an appointment!

*Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance of scheduled meeting time 

The FOUR Advising Team
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Ann Kroll Lerner
Associate Dean for Students & Director of FOUR; getting involved with research, competitive funding opportunities, theses, fellowships overviews
Scott Clark
Fellowships related to study abroad, cultural exchange, public service, graduate school, and social justice
Melissa Parr
Getting involved with undergraduate research, general research advising, application and funding process coordination for Mini-Grants/Travel Awards/SURF/etc.


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"Drop-In" Hours: No appointment necessary!

University Heights South, Suite 009

  • "Getting Started with Undergraduate Research" - Fall 2024 Hours TBD
  • "General Undergraduate Research Advising (Awards and Fellowships)"Fall 2024 Hours TBD

We're delighted to assist you in exploring the vast array of research and funding opportunities available to our students. Our website, FOUR's homepage, is a comprehensive resource designed to guide you through the various programs and funding options we offer. Our office provides extensive support for undergraduate research across all disciplines. You can find detailed information about initiating a research project, finding a mentor, and accessing research funding on our homepage.

Fellowship Opportunities: We offer a range of fellowship opportunities for undergraduates. These fellowships can provide financial support for your studies, research, and travel. For more information, visit our Fellowships page.

Internal and External Opportunities: Undergraduates participate in a range of research, scholarly, and creative activities throughout their education at UVM. Please visit FOUR’s informational page on internal and external opportunities, visit us during our drop-in hours every Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at UHS Suite 009, or schedule an appointment by contacting four@uvm.edu to meet with an advisor.

Advising Services: If you need personalized guidance, our advising team is here to help. We can assist you in identifying the most suitable opportunities and support you throughout the application process. Before you come in to see us, we ask that you think about the following prompts, and write up a short informational blurb about yourself to bring in and share. This will allow us to utilize our time together as efficiently as possible!

  • Goals and Dreams: “What do I want to do with my future?”

  • Key Courses and Experiences: “Name your ‘AHA!’ moments!”

  • What Else Do You Do: “Research, Internships, Volunteer, etc.”

  • Recognize Your Assets: “Faculty to know from your classes, your advisors, your allies, your advocates, your mentors, supportive staff, etc.”

FAQs and Resources: For quick answers to common questions, our FAQ section is a great resource. You can also explore various external research and funding opportunities listed on our website.

• Looking for opportunities within your specific area of study? Start your investigation by contacting faculty within your major, and adjacent departments!

  • Example: Interested in Biology? Check out Biology, Wildlife & Fisheries Biology, Animal Science, Microbiology, etc.

  • Example: Interested in Social Sciences? Check out Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, Economics, CDAE, etc.

We encourage you to explore these resources and reach out to us with any specific questions or needs you may have. Our team is committed to supporting your academic and research endeavors at UVM.

Warm Regards,

- The FOUR Team -
Fellowships, Opportunities, and Undergraduate Research (FOUR)
University of Vermont

Connect with FOUR

Fellowships, Opportunities, & Undergraduate Research

University Heights South
Suite 009

E-mail: four@uvm.edu