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Gund Catalyst Awards

The next Catlyst Award competition will be announced Summer 2021. 

Gund Catalyst Awards increase collaborative research at UVM, while advancing our mission: To mobilize scholars and leaders to understand and solve the world’s critical environmental problems.

Funded proposals address environmental issues at the interface of two or more Gund research themes: climate solutions, sustainable agriculture, health and well-being, and resilient communities.

We are particularly interested in projects that address inequality, racial justice, and diversity dimensions of these environmental challenges. 

  • Value of awards: $10,000 to $50,000
  • Expected awards: 3-5

Successful proposals combine cutting-edge research and scholarship, real-world engagement and impact, and the promise to grow and attract greater support and recognition.

In three years, Gund Catalyst Awards have issued $630,000 in support for 16 UVM interdisciplinary teams. These projects have advanced research solutions for urgent environmental issues, and generated over $8M in external grants. 

Past Competitions