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The University of Vermont

Honors College

February 18, 2010

TO:                  All UVM Undergraduate Students, Staff and Faculty

FROM:            S. Abu Rizvi
                        Dean, Honors College

DATE:            February 18, 2010

RE:                  Undergraduate Research Mini Grant Awards For all Disciplines                   


We are very pleased to announce the continuation of the Undergraduate Research Mini Grant Awards. The Mini Grants are designed to promote faculty-mentored undergraduate research.

They now provide funding for research or creative projects in all disciplines, including the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, professional studies and the physical and life sciences.  All full-time undergraduate students are eligible and any member of the UVM faculty may act as a mentor. 

Students should submit an application cover page, a 2-3 page narrative describing the nature of their research project, budget information, a resume and an endorsement by the faculty mentor.  The proposal may be an extension of an existing research project or one newly-developed. Students who have previously received a Mini Grant must detail how the proposed research differs from or extends previously funded research.  Detailed information about the application process, including additional guidelines, is available at:

 Proposals are due by 4pm on Thursday, February 25, 2010.

Evaluation of proposals will be undertaken by a faculty committee.  Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their quality and, the value of the research or creative experience for the student.  Students selected for the program will each receive up to $500. 

Any questions about the program may be directed to the Undergraduate Research Office at [log in to unmask] or 656-5533.