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 - BasicRBASInvestigating, creating and acquiring new knowledge on a topic being studied without any particular direct application or use in view.311Organized  ResearchMost of UVMs work is in Basic Research. NSF, NIH, NIFA, DoD. Includes REU.
Research - AppliedRAPPInvestigating, creating and acquiring new knowledge that is directed primarily towards a specific, practical application, solution or objective. 311Organized  Research

Sometimes called Action Research.

SBIR/STTR Projects. Contract work vs Grant work.

Solving specific problems. Creating Improvements in  Agricultural, Energy, Food, Water Systems. 

Research -Developmental/Clinical TrialsRDEV

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.

Clinical trials are research studies designed to answer specific questions about the effects of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, tests, treatments, and other therapies for patients. Clinical trials are used to determine safety and effectiveness.

311Organized  Research

Creating new or improved products, prototype satellites, telescopes, radar systems.

Clinical Trials (Phase I, II of III)

Research - Experiment StationREXPResearch being conducted by UVM Experiment Station researchers. See Basic, Applied, and Developmental, above.351Experiment  Station ResearchIncludes land grant funds, Hatch & Animal Health.
Research - ExtensionREXTResearch being conducted by UVM Extension researchers.
See Basic, Applied, and Developmental, above.
361Extension  ResearchVermont SARE project, NSF funded projects, NIFA funded projects where investigations are being conducted.
Research - VCHIPRVCHPResearch being conducted by UVM VCHIP researchers. See Basic, Applied, and Developmental above.311Organized  ResearchUnless otherwise categorized, federally funded VCHIP projects.
Research  - TrainingRTRNSole purpose of the award is to support training, education and career development in conducting research.311Organized  ResearchNSF RGT, NIH R25, T32, F31 NRSAs Fellowships, Institutional Training Grants.
Research – Equipment/  
Instrumentation
REQPSole purpose of the award is to purchase or upgrade specialized research equipment. Equipment means a tangible asset costing $5,000 or more.311Organized ResearchDOD DURIP, NSF MRI, NIH S10.
Research - Renovation/  
Construction
RCONSole 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).311Organized ResearchNIH C06.
Public    ServicePUBSVDelivering information and services to the non-UVM, non-scientific community. Conferences conducted through Continuing Education are included in this category.411Public ServiceSurvey 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 ServiceEXTSVProjects 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.421Extension ServiceIncludes land grant funds, Smith Lever, RREA, EFNEP.
VCHIP  ServiceVCHPSChild health services and quality improvement program being conducted by VCHIP faculty and staff.411Public ServiceState of VT Contracts that identify the project as services.
Conference/ WorkshopCONFSole purpose of the project is to support a conference or workshop, including if it’s conducted through Continuing Education.411Public Service 
InstructionINSTInstruction activities benefitting the students of the University of Vermont.211InstructionDeveloping a new or improved curriculum, course or academic program.
Extension - Equipment/  
Instrumentation
EXTEQSole purpose of the award is to purchase or upgrade equipment being used to support extension service activities. Equipment421Extension Service 
Extension - Renovation/ 
Construction   
EXTCOSole 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).421Extension Service