Want to participate in UVM’s new Gund Institute for Environment?

The Institute will accelerate research, and connect scholars with society’s leaders to solve urgent environmental challenges.

As UVM's first university-wide environmental institute, the Gund will be accessible to all faculty and students interested in interdisciplinary research on the environment. Here are eight ways to get involved.

Open Houses and Presentations

Want to explore potential collaborations? Attend our Open House events on May 9 and May 11. You can also grab a coffee with a Gund Fellow from your college, or invite Director Taylor Ricketts to present to your UVM department, school or college.

To schedule a presentation with Taylor Ricketts, contact Nora Shahoud. 

Gund Slam and Events

Meet potential research collaborators at the annual Gund Research Slam on April 20, 2017. UVM faculty, postdocs and students will showcase exciting interdisciplinary research opportunities in a series of 4-minute presentations.

Attend Gund Tea seminars, which occur Fridays at noon during the academic year. This dynamic speaker series features the latest sustainability research and ideas from UVM and beyond.

And stay tuned for additional events to help promote interdisciplinary collaboration at UVM.

Join the Gund Community

Become part of the Gund community. Faculty, graduate students and postdocs committed to interdisciplinary environmental scholarship and outreach can become Gund Fellows, Affiliates and Visiting Scholars. Learn more about formal affiliation.

Postdocs, PhD and Research Faculty

The Gund expansion will bring approximately 20 new PhD student, postdoctoral researcher and research faculty positions to UVM the next five years.

Apply to our current job posting for postdoctoral researchers by April 21. For future postings, sign-up to our mailing list. The call for PhD students for the 2018-19 academic year will announced in Fall 2017.

Research Grants

Build a team and get ready to apply for Gund seed grants, which will offer annual funding designed to spark new interdisciplinary research on pressing environmental problems.

The inaugural 2017-2018 grant competition will be announced in June 2017, with proposals due October 2017. Participation is open to all UVM faculty. The PI on each proposal must be a Gund Institute Fellow.


Undergraduate students will have exciting opportunities to assist in faculty research, conduct thesis projects, participate in events and learn from visiting scholars. More details on these initiatives to come in Fall 2017.

Follow Gund Online

We will be launching a new Gund website by Fall 2017. Until then, follow our existing digital channels for news and updates on the transition to the Gund Institute for Environment:

Subscribe to Gund Podcasts

Gund podcasts feature the latest environmental research and ideas by top experts at UVM and beyond, including Al Gore, Ruth DeFries (Columbia), Dan Kahan (Yale) and Andrew Balmford (Cambridge).

Subscribe to receive our weekly podcasts on iTunes.

Learn more

For more information, visit the Gund Institute for Environment webpage.


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