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Become a Gund undergraduate researcher.

The Gund Institute, supported by the Mayo-Smith Family Research Award Endowment, offers undergraduate students exciting opportunities to participate in faculty research, conduct thesis projects, attend events and learn from visiting scholars.

Gund Undergraduate Research Awards

Each summer, Gund Institute Summer Research Awards support environmental research by UVM undergrads in partnership with the Office of Fellowships, Opportunities and Undergraduate Research's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) Program, as described on this webpage.

Students must be supervised by at least one Gund Faculty, Postdoctoral, or Graduate Student Fellow or a UVM-based Gund Affiliate. Gund Advisors of these Summer Undergraduate Research Awards can access an additional $500 to support the research in the academic year following the summer.

Students will present their research at the UVM Student Research Conference the following spring.

Benefits and Responsibilities

Gund undergraduate research scholars:

  • Be supervised by at least one Gund Faculty, Postdoctoral, or Graduate Student Fellow or a UVM-based Gund Affiliate.
  • Present their research at the UVM Student Research Conference the following spring.
  • Participate in Gund activities and events during the year of their research.
  • May access to deskspace and wifi at Farrell Hall over the summer of their project.
  • Can request travel support from the Gund if accepted to present their research at a conference.
  • Must acknowledge Gund financial support in all resulting presentations and publications with the following statement:¬† This research was conducted with support from the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont through the Mayo-Smith Family Research Award.

Undergraduate Research Funding

Key Dates

  • Applications due: March 22, 2024 at 5:00pm
  • Start date: Summer 2024

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