EXPRESS Grant Program | Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) | The University of Vermont(title)

EXPRESS: Early Extra Promotion of Research & Scholarly Success.




OVPR EXPRESS is an internal, competitive funding program designed to stimulate research and scholarship by new early-career faculty members. Specifically, the EXPRESS program will provide awards up to $3,000 to newly hired, UVM tenure-track, assistant professors. The goal is for these awards to provide aid, within the first year of appointment, for initiation of the research, scholarship, and creative works that will propel the careers of early-career faculty recipients.

For 2023-2024, applicant budgets up to $3,000 will be considered. Award decisions will be made by November 13, 2023. Funds will be made available on December 1, 2023, and must be expended by June 30, 2024. (No-cost extension requests are typically not considered.)



OVPR EXPRESS is open to UVM tenure-track assistant professors who began their appointment with UVM on January 1, 2023, or later. Proposals are reviewed by the senior administration of the Office of the Vice President for Research based on the potential for the funds to jumpstart a faculty member’s research, scholarship, or creative program. Use your description to provide the most compelling case in favor of your proposal.

Application Requirements


How will the funds be used if awarded, and how will the use of the funds help jumpstart the research, scholarship, or creative activity of the applicant?

  1. Project Description (1-page maximum, single-spaced with ½ inch margins and a font of at least 11 point)
  2. Budget (1 page maximum)
    1. Please note that regular salary or summer salary, and conference fees, travel, and registration costs are not acceptable budget items. All other budget items must be justified in the description.
  3. References/Bibliography
  4. CV/Resume: Please include an abbreviated CV or resume (4 pages maximum and use the appropriate format for your discipline).
  5. Letter of Support from department chair or school dean, certifying that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria, and that the department or school will allow the faculty member the time necessary to participate.

Procedure for Submitting Proposals


Application materials should be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on October 16, 2023, and funding announcements will be made by November 13, 2023.

Please submit application materials as pdf files via the UVM InfoReady Review application portal:

Questions about EXPRESS or any other grant? Contact...

Cailey Morgan, MLIS

Research Development Project Manager