Other Funding at UVM
Here is a list of some of the other funding opportunities for undergraduates at UVM (FOUR does not run any of these application processes, but posts links as a courtesy):
Once You Have An Award
If you applied and received an award, congratulations! Before, during, and after your project there are requirements you need to fulfill.
Before Beginning Your Project/Using Your Money
- All Risk/Safety requirements and/or protocols (IRB, IACUC, IBC) must be completed prior to beginning your project or receiving funds.
- A contract (provided by the office at the time of award confirmation) must be signed by you, your mentor, and your department's business manager before we release the award.
- If you are being reimbursed, you must have original, itemized receipts AND file them within 60 days of purchase or return from travel.
After Using Your Grant
- Award Completion Form should be filled out and turned in within 2 months of spending your funds (due on October 30th after a summer award). There is both a word document version of this form and a PDF version.
- You must present at the annual Student Research Conference. Even if your research is not "complete" we want to hear from you at the conference. If you have specific questions regarding this, contact the SRC Coordinator directly.
- Any time you present or distribute the research that you do for your grant, please include the name of the award, and use the FOUR logo
Other questions? Contact us.
Funding Information for Faculty Mentors & Grant Reviewers
Faculty mentors make the most significant impacts on a student's educational experience. As such, we take that relationship and learning experience very seriously and are here to help mentors should they need any assistance or support.
We also like to keep our faculty mentors informed about the expectations UVM has of them when they sign on as a mentor through a student's grant application and award contract. Some fields or research experiences do not require direct supervision of an undergraduate; we do ask that you provide some oversight of the student throughout their project. The oversight allows students to feel supported and get the most from their research experience. Mentorship is highly individualized; please foster the kind of working relationship that helps meet the needs of the student and the work that they are doing. We do require that faculty are available for communication with their mentees during the funding period. Please note: Both students and their mentors must be up-to-date on all Risk/Safety trainings and University protocols.
Keep in mind, we are always looking for grant application reviewers. Typically this requires some of your time around spring break for the SURF applications as well as early April if you are reviewing Simon Fellowship applications. The Simon committee does meet in person; currently we do not ask SURF committee members to meet. SURF reviewers use a standard Review Template (this is a rough equivalent to what is used annually) and provide scores and comments to FOUR.