About - Pilot Awards

Thank you for your interest in the Vermont EPSCoR Pilot Awards for Faculty - Small Business Partnerships program. Our Pilot Awards program has been suspended while we pursue new funding. Please contact Vermont EPSCoR using the Contact link above for more information or any inquiries.


Vermont EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) has been supporting research in Vermont's colleges and universities with funds from the National Science Foundation and local sources since 1986. The impact of the program includes faculty research and collaboration with the private sector. Vermont EPSCoR is requesting proposals for pilot projects that are aligned with the current VT EPSCoR RII Track-1 grant, Basin Resilience to Extreme Events in the Lake Champlain Basin (BREE). We seek collaborative proposals from higher education – small business partnerships for research that is complementary to our BREE research. These awards are for innovation; and to move research forward. While undergraduate support is allowed, Pilot Awards are not intended for primarily undergraduate research. The period of support for this round of competition is May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019.
  • Web application deadline is February 21st, 2018, 4pm
  • The maximum amount of each Pilot Project award is $10,000
  • Funding may not be used to support Masters students’ salaries
  • Awards contingent upon NSF funding for Vermont EPSCoR