TO:All UVM Undergraduate Students and Faculty

FROM:Ann Kroll Lerner

Director, Office of Undergraduate Research

DATE:January 28, 2014

RE:Office of Undergraduate Research Spring/Summer Awards

I wanted to remind you of several significant funding opportunities for 
undergraduates who are engaged in faculty-mentored research, 
scholarship, or creative endeavors. While we will no longer offer URECA! 
funding; instead we will expand the number of other research awards, 
especially the Summer Research Awards.

*_Mini Grants_*:*$500* (spring) or *$1000* (summer) to cover research 
expenses for small projects or pilot studies. May be used in conjunction 
with other awards to cover larger costs.

*_International Research Award_*:*$1000* to help five students conduct 
research while abroad.


*_Summer Research Awards_*allow 20 students to focus on their research 
or creative endeavor through the summer by providing *$3500* in wages 
and an additional *$1500* for project costs. These awards make it 
possible to dedicate your time to your own scholarly interests rather 
than simply working at a summer job. Top candidates will be named 
*Brennan Scholars*!

*_Simon Family Public Research Fellowships_***encourage the direct 
collaboration among community partners, undergraduates, and faculty 
mentors by linking research to the purpose of solving a 
community-defined need or problem. Five students will each receive a 
*$5000* scholarship to support themselves and their creative solutions.

*_Public Impact Research Awards_*help students who are taking unpaid or 
underpaid research or creative internships. Up to *$2000* for personal 
and research related expenses.

*Due dates:*

·Spring Mini Grant:*February 6*

·International Research Award:*February 28*

·Summer Research Awards:*March 14*

·Simon Family Fellowships:*April 4*

·Public Impact Research Award:*May 12*

·Summer Mini Grant:*May 12*

Guidelines and applications are available at the Office of Undergraduate 
Research web site:, by 
emailing [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>or by contacting 
Ann Kroll Lerner (656-5533).

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