The inaugural Gund Catalyst Award competition, launched in June 2017, attracted 21 proposals from more than 90 scholars.
The winners of the new annual UVM-wide grant program will be announced in January 2018. The Gund Institute will provide roughly $150,000 in support for individual Catalyst Awards ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.
• Proposals from 21 interdisciplinary teams
• Participants from 7 UVM colleges/schools and 26 departments
• 92 scholars involved (60 from UVM)
• Co-authors from 30+ external institutions, including Harvard, Yale and Princeton.
• More than $780,000 in proposed projects
Gund Catalyst Awards increase collaborative research at UVM, while advancing our overarching mission: To mobilize scholars and leaders to understand and solve the world’s critical environmental problems.
All UVM faculty are eligible to lead or co-lead a proposal, or to participate as a collaborator. Successful proposals will combine cutting-edge research and scholarship, real-world engagement and impact, and the promise to grow and attract greater support and recognition.
The Catalyst Award submission deadline was October 15, 2017.