Giving to the Graduate College

The Graduate College provides the environment for high-quality graduate education by stimulating and supporting the intellectual and professional development of a diverse faculty and student body; by promoting interdisciplinary and innovative forms of scholarship, research, and curricula; and by recognizing scholarly excellence. Your gift is important to our success in these endeavors. You can target your support to a specific area, or provide unrestricted support of excellence in graduate education

Thank you very much for your support.

  • Giving Opportunities

    In addition to the Graduate College general fund, you may choose to support one of the following:


    Dean's Discretionary Fund for Excellence

    Dean Cynthia Forehand encourages and celebrates excellence in research, scholarship and creative endeavors of our students through merit-based scholarships and incentives for collaborative work.


    Graduate Student Research Fund

    This fund supports graduate student research and travel for students to present their work at professional meetings.


    Postdoctoral Association Fund

    This fund supports the general purposes of the UVM Postdoctoral Association (PDA), which advocates for the needs of postdoctoral associates and trainees at UVM. The UVM PDA provides professional development for its members, broadens their training experience, and fosters a supportive community.


    Other Funding Opportunities

    Parsons Anatomy and Neurobiology Fund

    Dr. Rodney L. Parsons joined the University of Vermont as Assistant Professor of Physiology in 1967. In 1979, he became the Chair of the then Department of Anatomy and re-purposed it to establish one of the first Anatomy and Neurobiology departments in the country, reflecting the newly recognized interdisciplinary focus on neuroscience research. He was the founding and only chair of that department, which merged with the Department of Neurology in 2012 to become the Deparment of Neurological Sciences, integrating basic and clinical science under one department.The goals of this award are to support doctoral students from any graduate program who excel in both neuroscience research and teaching in any anatomical science (e.g. gross anatomy, histology, pathology, imaging, neuroanatomy) and may be allocated in the form of research support or scholarship.

    Dr. Roberto Fabri Fialho Research Award

    Roberto Fabri Fialho, Ph.D. was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1989 he arrived at UVM to pursue his graduate education in Biology. He received his M.S. degree in 1993 and completed his Ph.D. just weeks before his untimely death in 1999, following an extended struggle with cancer. Despite his illness, Rob was an active member of the Biology Department; a creative and brilliant scholar and scientist; an admired teacher of UVM undergraduates, and a much-loved friend to many. He had a keen interest in ecology, evolution, population, genetics, and animal behavior. The goals of this award are to support the research of outstanding graduate students in the disciplines loved by Dr. Fialho and to keep his memory alive at UVM.

    Thomas J. Votta Fund for the Environment

    This fund provides annual graduate fellowship assistance to students who, like Tom Votta '89, wish to make a difference in solving environmental problems using environmental best practices to meet this goal. Recipients must be studying in the areas of environmental engineering, environmental science, or environmental business at one or more of the following: College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, or the School of Business Administration. This person will be known as the Thomas J. Votta Scholar.

Naming Opportunites

For information on Deferred or Planned Gifts, Gifts of Stock, or Naming Opportunities, please contact:
Clarence Davis, VP for Development

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Ways to Give

To make a gift in support of the UVM Graduate College choose an option below or call 888-458-8691. We look forward to speaking with you and answering any questions you may have.

1. Make a secure online gift.

2. Call to make a Credit Card gift over the phone, 888-458-8691.

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3. For a mailing address to send checks or other forms of payment, contact:

Alli Lambert (she/her/hers)
Vice President for Development
(802) 656-0518