COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

External

Internal

Internal Funding Opportunities

Tools and Requirements

InfoReady Review

OVPR uses InfoReady Review for the management of Internal Funding Opportunities, as well as Internal Competitions for Limited Solicitations. The Gund Institute also uses InfoReady for the management of Internal Funding Opportunities. See open competitions administered through InfoReady Review.

VACC Requirement: Computational Research Funded by OVPR

For computational research at UVM, we offer the services of the Vermont Advanced Computing Core (VACC). The core has multiple clusters to provide high-performance computing to faculty, staff and students.

Use of the VACC for internally funded grants is required for funding unless the PI submits a written request (to be reviewed by the OVPR) that explains why this core facility is not adequate to suit his/her research need. If you do not currently have an account with the VACC, you must contact vacc@uvm.edu and specify your needs. The VACC Team will assist you with the setup of an account.

Competitions Sponsored by OVPR

The OVPR is committed to building an inclusive and diverse University community. Applications for internal funding that are inclusive of or address differences in race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage or nationality; religious, philosophical or political beliefs; sexual orientation or gender identity; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability status are encouraged.

  • *New* Core Facility Upgrade Funding
    funds available for core facility upgrades and maintenance. Funds are limited to $150k in FY21.
    Deadline: Applications are due October 30, 2020 by 5pm. Apply now
  • New Sustainability Research Capitalization Funding
    Matching funds up to $300k per item for research equipment related to sustainability research. OVPR will dedicate $1million in matching funds in FY21.
    Deadline: Applications are due October 15, 2020 by 5pmApply now
  • Research Fellow
    The main task of the Fellow during the fellowship year will be to develop a comprehensive and detailed plan for a major new research initiative.
    Applications are due by close of business on October 15, 2020. Apply now
  • Design It, Pitch It, Fab It
    Up to $5000 in materials and services awarded to work on your prototype with UVM Instrumentation and Technical Services (ITS).
    This competition is now closed.
  • Faculty Activity Network
    Encourages UVM faculty members to learn about each other's work and to work collaboratively.
    Deadline: Rolling (until the 10 available slots are filled). Apply now
  • Industry Fellowship Program
    Seeks to address the needs of businesses by partnering them with the expertise of UVM faculty members and doctoral-level graduate students or postdoctoral research associates. Apply now
  • OVPR Express (Early EXtra Promotion of REsearch & Scholarly Success)
    Designed specifically to stimulate research and scholarship by new junior faculty members.
    This competition is now open to new tenure-track assistant professors with a deadline of November 13, 2020.
  • Postdoctoral Associate Program
    Open to all tenured and tenure-track faculty, provides salary and fringe to fund a postdoctoral associate position for up to two (2) years.
    This competition is now closed. 
  • REACH
    Provides seed money, exploratory funding, leveraging capability, and similar options to faculty members in all areas of the University.
    This competition is now closed. We will be accepting applications again in Spring 2021.
  • SPARK-VT
    Brings promising researchers together with business innovators and biotech leaders.
    This competition is now closed. We will be accepting applications again in Fall 2020.
  • UVMVentures
    Open to UVM faculty or staff who have filed an Invention Disclosure with UVM Innovations indicating an interest to pursue commercial opportunities.
    Deadline: May 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST. Apply now

Additional Internal Funding Sources

Corporate and Foundation Funding

UVM's Corporate and Foundation Relations office provides a comprehensive corporate and foundation relations (CFR) resource for university faculty and staff.

External Funding

For information and help navigating the lifecycle of an external sponsored project, go to Sponsored Project Administration.

Research Development

Do you need help finding and writing grants?

Our Research Development team offers a suite of services to support faculty efforts to obtain extramural funding for their research, scholarship, and creative activities, including:

  • communication of funding opportunities
  • grant writing tools, resources, and workshops
  • limited competition management
  • research proposal development and project management

Find out more at Research Development.