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 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.

  • 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 (FAN)
    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
  • OVPR Express (Early EXtra Promotion of REsearch & Scholarly Success)
    Designed specifically to stimulate research and scholarship by new junior faculty members.
    Deadline: November 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST. Apply now
    Provides seed money, exploratory funding, leveraging capability, and similar options to faculty members in all areas of the University.
    Deadline: January 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST. Apply now
    Brings promising researchers together with business innovators and biotech leaders.
    Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2020 at midnight EST. Apply now
  • UVM 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
  • 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, 2020 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.

Funding Services & Education

OVPR Grant Proposal Manager Services

Jeralyn Haraldsen, OVPR's Grant Proposal Manager, helps shepherd grant proposals through the writing and submission process.

See the services she provides.

Grant Writing Presentations

Jeralyn Haraldsen explains the grant proposal process at UVM in eight videos, with accompanying PowerPoint presentations.

Go to Videos & PowerPoint Presentations on Grant Writing (UVM NetID login required).