Select the Purpose of the sponsored project based on the primary activity described in the proposal.
Primary Activity (51% or greater) of the Project
Function Code Definition
|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|
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 Trials||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.
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.
Creating new or improved products, prototype satellites, telescopes, radar systems.
Clinical Trials (Phase I, II of III)
|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/ |
|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/ |
|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/ |
|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/ |
|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|