New Sustainability Research Capitalization Funding
To help grow UVM research capacity, the Office of the Vice President for Research will provide matching funds up to $300k per item for research equipment related to sustainability research. OVPR will dedicate $1million in matching funds in FY21. Applicants should identify which of the following sustainability research areas the equipment will support and how the equipment advances ongoing UVM research in that area: Longer, fuller lives; Balanced Communities; Healthy Foods from Healthy Farms; Ecosystem Resilience; and/or Greening Vermont Businesses. Applicants must identify and provide a 1:1 match for this program.
Applications from non-STEM departments, projects or centers are welcome and consideration will be given to how equipment purchases can help address the need for funding growth in this area.
More than one application per College/Center is acceptable, but consideration will be given to supporting a range of topic areas/users.
Notification of awards is anticipated to be communicated by email to applicants by Nov. 1, 2020.
Deadline: Applications are due October 15, 2020 by 5pm
Equipment Proposal (3 page limit)
- define the research purpose/capacity of the new equipment;
- identify a broad UVM user base (by name) intending to use the equipment;
- describe plans for housing and maintaining the equipment and rules governing access/use;
- provide a brief list of funding opportunities for which the equipment will add value; and
- state the source of matching funds. The application should be co-signed by the project lead and the dean(s) who will provide the matching funds. Use of external funds (gifts, endowment funds, etc) for matching funding is acceptable.
Applicants should also identify which of the following sustainability research areas the equipment will support and how the equipment advances ongoing UVM research in that area:
- Longer, fuller lives
- Balanced Communities
- Healthy Foods from Healthy Farms
- Ecosystem Resilience
- Greening Vermont Businesses
Note: Equipment already planned for purchase as part of startup packages cannot be included in this request.
Formatting: Please use a font of 11 pt or larger. Margins, in all directions, must be at least 0.5”. A brief list of references/bibliography may be appended to the proposal, and will be excluded from the 3-page limit for the proposal.
Current Price Quote
Please include a valid vendor quote or price estimate for the requested equipment item.
CV of the Project Lead
Please include a CV for the Project Lead.
Procedure for submitting proposals:
Please submit application materials via the UVM InfoReady Review application portal: https://uvm.infoready4.com/
Application materials should be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.
Applications should be prepared as instructed in the Application Requirements.
Deadline: Applications are due October 15, 2020 by 5:00 pm
If you have questions about the Sustainability Research Capitalization Funding, contact Dan Harvey, Director of Operations: Dan.Harvey@uvm.edu.