Funding Opportunities


Funding Opportunities

Vermont EPSCoR offers funding opportunities for the private sector, faculty, undergraduates and high school teachers and students. We also offer opportunities for Middle School Teachers who wish to incorporate STEM in the classroom.

SBIR/STTR Phase (0)

Vermont EPSCoR provides the opportunity for Vermont small businesses to compete for grants to foster research and development projects which will lead to application to federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs. For more information, please visit the SBIR/STTR Phase (0) webpage.


Pilot Awards for Faculty and Small Business Partnerships

Vermont EPSCoR requests proposals from Vermont Small Businesses for pilot awards that are aligned with the VT EPSCoR Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) program. For more information, please visit the Pilot Awards webpage.


Travel Awards

VT EPSCoR is excited to offer travel awards to Vermont entrepreneurs who wish to attend various SBIR/STTR related conferences.


BREE Undergraduate Summer Internships

The Undergraduate Internship Program offers students the opportunity to participate in current research conducted through the Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) program. Undergraduates selected to participate in the BREE program will be matched with a research team of faculty and graduate students working on the transdisciplinary BREE research program. Students perform full-time research for 10 weeks during the summer with a faculty members. In April, students give an oral presentation or poster presentation of their research results. For more information, please visit the BREE Undergraduate Internship webpage.


BREE Undergraduate Scholarships

The VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD) works to cultivate and prepare a diverse science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce in Vermont by inspiring students to enter STEM careers. As part of our work we are pleased to award $5,000 scholarships to Native American (including Abenaki) and First Generation college students who enter STEM majors at a Vermont college or university. For more information, please visit the BREE Undergraduate Scholarship webpage.


BREE High School Program

The High School Program offers students and teachers the opportunity to participate in current research. Through involvement in the Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) research program, participants develop skills in scientific methods and Earth systems thinking and experience what it is like to be a scientist.. For more information, please visit the BREE High School Program webpage.


BREE Middle School Teacher Program

Research can be a powerful way for teachers to enhance science content. The goal of the VT EPSCoR CWDD middle level outreach program is to expose middle level teachers and students to scientific research. For more information, please visit the BREE Middle School Teacher Program webpage.


All Active Solicitations

All VT EPSCoR and partner solicitations can be found at:
VT EPSCoR and Partner Solicitation webpage.