2017 Funding Update

  Funding Opportunities
  Job Openings

From the Director

Judith Van Houten, PhD.

Dear Colleague,

We are happy to share with you the following funding opportunities and positions offered through Vermont EPSCoR in this “Funding Updates” issue of our e-newsletter.  Please distribute broadly.  


Job Openings

  • Environmental and Hydrodynamic Modeling Faculty Position
  • Policy and Social Modeling Postdoc
  • Computational Modeling of Social Ecological Systems and Coupled Natural and Human Systems Postdoc
  • Soil-Watershed PhD Student
  • Computational Social Science, Economic and Policy Modeling PhD Student
  • Computational Science, Engineering, Complex Systems, or Applied Mathematics PhD Student
  • Climate Statistics PhD Student

  • Due Dates
  • Dec 1st, 2016:
    UVM Call for LOI and Pre-Proposals for NSF EPSCoR RII-TRACK-2 FEC
  • Dec 15th, 2016:
    General Lake Champlain Basin Program Local Implementation Grants
  • Feb 6th, 2017:
    BREE Undergraduate Summer Internships
  • Feb 14th, 2017:
    SBIR/STTR Phase (0)
  • Feb 15th, 2017:
    NSF Invites you to participate in the Community College Innovation Challenge
  • Feb 28th, 2017:
    NSF EPSCoR -New program entitled, EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows ( RII Track-4)
  • Mar 1st, 2017:
    Pilot Awards
  • Mar 20th, 2017:
    VT EPSCoR CWDD High School Program
  • Apr 3rd, 2017:
    VT EPSCoR CWDD Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Feb 6 & 7, 2017 - Alan Alda Communicating Science Workshop - Save the Date!
  • Mar 28, 2017 - Student Research Symposium hosted by the VT EPSCoR CWDD
  • Jun 6, 2017 - BREE All Hands Meeting at Saint Michael’s College
    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 will be matched with a research team working on the transdisciplinary BREE research program. In spring, research teams will meet together at a Symposium to share their discoveries through an oral or poster presentation of their research. Students will do full-time, authentic research for 10 weeks in one of the following areas:
    SBIR/STTR Phase (0) Awards
    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.  The main goal of the Vermont ESPCoR Phase (0) solicitation is to identify proposals that show promise for success in federal SBIR/STTR competitions and that would benefit from financial support and reviewer comments.
    Pilot Awards
    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.
    CWDD Undergraduate Scholarship Program
    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.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic standing, letters of recommendation, and an essay detailing career goals. 
    BREE High School Program
    High Schools!  Participate in the Basin Resilience to Extreme Events Project
    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.
    Five Vermont Entrepreneurs Win Travel Awards to Attend SBIR Regional Summit
    As part of VT EPSCoR’s ongoing effort to build capacity for technology infrastructure, competitiveness and economic development throughout Vermont, travel awards for small businesses were offered for the first time in 2016 and resulted in 5 Vermont attendees at the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) New England Regional Summit in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The summit was held on October 6, 2016, with a pre-conference networking held on October 5, 2016.