Select the Purpose of the sponsored project based on the primary activity described in the proposal.

Purpose

Acronym

Primary Activity (51% or greater) of the Project

Function Code

Function Code Definition

Examples

Research - Basic RBAS Investigating, creating and acquiring new knowledge on a topic being studied without any particular direct application or use in view. 311 Organized  Research Most of UVMs work is in Basic Research. NSF, NIH, NIFA, DoD. Includes REU.
Research - Applied RAPP Investigating, creating and acquiring new knowledge that is directed primarily towards a specific, practical application, solution or objective. 311 Organized  Research SBIR/STTR Projects, Clinical Trials, Contract Work vs Grant Work.
Research -Developmental RDEV Conducting systematic work, drawing on knowledge gained from basic research and practical experience, which is then directed to producing new products, prototypes, or improvements to existing products or processes. 311 Organized  Research Producing new or improved products, prototype satellites, telescopes, radar systems.
Research - Experiment Station REXP Research being conducted by UVM Experiment Station researchers. See Basic, Applied, and Developmental, above. 351 Experiment  Station Research Includes land grant funds, Hatch & Animal Health.
Research - Extension REXT Research being conducted by UVM Extension researchers.
See Basic, Applied, and Developmental, above.
361 Extension  Research Vermont SARE project, NSF funded projects, NIFA funded projects where investigations are being conducted.
Research - VCHIP RVCHP Research being conducted by UVM VCHIP researchers. See Basic, Applied, and Developmental above. 311 Organized  Research Unless otherwise categorized, federally funded VCHIP projects.
Research  - Training RTRN Sole purpose of the award is to support training, education and career development in conducting research. 311 Organized  Research NSF RGT, NIH R25, T32, F31 NRSAs Fellowships, Institutional Training Grants.
Research – Equipment/  
Instrumentation
REQP Sole purpose of the award is to purchase or upgrade specialized research equipment. Equipment means a tangible asset costing $5,000 or more. 311 Organized Research DOD DURIP, NSF MRI, NIH S10.
Research - Renovation/  
Construction
RCON Sole purpose of the award is to pay for additions, improvements, modifications, or renovations of research facilities, buildings, labs that materially increases their value or useful life (not ordinary repairs and maintenance). 311 Organized Research NIH C06.
Public    Service PUBSV Delivering information and services to the non-UVM, non-scientific community. Conferences conducted through Continuing Education are included in this category. 411 Public Service Survey work where UVM is not conducting the data analysis, Non-research training, Upward Bound, Outreach and Educational Activities, Editorship, Intergovernmental Personal Act (IPA) Agmt.
Extension Service EXTSV Projects that primarily provide the public with solutions, to everyday problems, using established or innovative techniques, know-how, research and scientific based knowledge, education and learning opportunities, in the areas of 4-H development, agriculture, natural resources, family & consumer sciences and community & economic development. 421 Extension Service Includes land grant funds, Smith Lever, RREA, EFNEP.
VCHIP  Service VCHPS Child health services and quality improvement program being conducted by VCHIP faculty and staff. 411 Public Service State of VT Contracts that identify the project as services.
Conference/ Workshop CONF Sole purpose of the project is to support a conference or workshop, including if it’s conducted through Continuing Education. 411 Public Service  
Instruction INST Instruction activities benefitting the students of the University of Vermont. 211 Instruction Developing a new or improved curriculum, course or academic program.
Extension - Equipment/  
Instrumentation
EXTEQ Sole purpose of the award is to purchase or upgrade equipment being used to support extension service activities. Equipment 421 Extension Service  
Extension - Renovation/ 
Construction   
EXTCO Sole purpose of the award is to pay for additions, improvements, modifications, or renovations of extension facilities, buildings, labs that materially increases their value or useful life (not ordinary repairs and maintenance). 421 Extension Service