Apply for Enrichment Funds.

The Gund Institute’s Enrichment Funds are available to accelerate research, fieldwork and professional development by Gund Fellows (faculty and graduate students) by covering small but important costs.

Priority will go to requests that involve matching funds, and especially to Fellows who leverage professional development funds from other UVM units.

Fellow Enrichment Funds

Gund Fellows can access Fellows Enrichment Funds to support fieldwork, data or materials needs, publication expenses, conference travel (if giving a presentation), and other small things that help initiate, complete, and communicate our research.

Application Process

Priority will go to requests that involve matching funds, and especially to Fellows who leverage professional development funds from other UVM units.

Application Requirements

  • Provide basics on the requested amount and intended use.
  • Describe how the funds will contribute to the intent of the Fellows Enrichment Fund.
  • Specify the amount of matching funds available from other sources, or the status of past or present requests from other sources.

 

Request Fellows Enrichment Funds

 

Student Enrichment Funds

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Student Enrichment Funds provide support for the research, scholarship and professional development of Gund Graduate Fellows

Student Enrichment Funds support a range of purposes, including research costs, conferences and travel, materials and training. All Gund Graduate Fellows are eligible to apply.

A portion of Enrichment Funds support workshops and professional development opportunities for all Gund Graduate Fellows.

Purpose

  • Funds can be requested for conference travel (if presenting), workshop participation, research materials and costs, data needs, and other academic expenses.
  • Students can request support for a .25 (10 hour) Research Assistantship once in their UVM career. Applicants should demonstrate how the support will bridge other funding or help with finishing a degree.

Application Process

  • Students must seek matching funds to leverage Institute support, and priority will go to requests that have secured matching funds.
  • Priority will go to students who have received less Gund funding in the past.
  • Enrichment Funds are capped each fiscal year, and funding may run out.
  • Large requests, such as Research Assistantships, should be made as early as possible to improve the likelihood of getting funded.

Application Requirements

  • The nature of your request (conference travel, data expenses, stipend support, etc.) and budget
  • The amount of matching funds available from other sources
  • The stage of your degree progress, particularly when requesting stipend support. For example, what year are you, which degree milestones have you completed, and when is your anticipated date of graduation?

 

Request Student Enrichment Funds