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The Vermont Genetics Network provides funding for the following:

 

Faculty members who are full-time tenure track at one of our BPI institutions are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to early career faculty.

There is a limit to the number of awards an investigator at a BPI may receive. Faculty may receive up to three Project Awards or four awards that are a combination of Pilot and Project Awards. The VGN administration recognizes that the BPI institutions are at different stages in developing and sustaining their cultures of research and will accept requests for support for additional funding beyond the guidelines. These requests will be reviewed on an individual basis, and will involve input of the scientific advisor and the BPI coordinator, and supporting documentation that includes summary statements from extramural grants proposals. Progress toward funding must be demonstrated.

Science Advisor and VGN Faculty Member Obligations can be found here


VGN Project Awards for 2020

Call for Proposals for:

New or Renewal Project Research Awards for Faculty at Baccalaureate Partner Institutions
Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 by 4:00 pm
Funding Dates: June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021

  • Click here for the Request For Applications

VGN Pilot Awards for 2020

Call for Proposals for:

New or Renewal Pilot Research Awards for Faculty at Baccalaureate Partner Institutions
Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 by 4:00 pm

Funding Dates: June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021

  • Click here for the Request For Applications

VGN Exploratory Awards for 2020

Call for Proposals for:

New or Renewal Exploratory Research Awards for Faculty at Baccalaureate Partner Institutions
Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 by 4:00 pm

Funding Dates: June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021

  • Click here for the Request For Applications

Review of Applications Process:

The review of Project, Pilot, and Exploratory Award applications begins with the assignment of the application to at least two and preferably three outside reviewers. Each reviewer receives your application in electronic form. The reviewers are given the RFA and criteria for review that are used by NIH. We ask that the reviewers provide a score and write a short response to each of the criteria (Significance, Investigator(s), Innovation, Approach, Environment) as well as an overall score.  As with NIH reviews, when the reviewer has completed the assignment and submitted reviews online, the reviewer can then see the critiques of others who have the same application assignments. Reviewers are compensated for this work.  This is a confidential process and the reviewers are asked not to share any insights into their reviews or even which applications they reviewed, just as at NIH.  We do not share the list of reviewers because the pool of reviewers is not as large as at NIH.  We may ask the BPI Coordinators for help in identifying qualified reviewers.

Once the reviews and scores are compiled, the VGN PI, PC, and PDE Core Director reads the reviews and analyzes the results. The pay line is determined by the amount of funding that is available that year. Other meta data are considered when making the final decisions about funding.  These include compliance with VGN requirements for funding, advisors' reports, and the critiques of proposals submitted to federal agencies.


Our goal is to fund as many Project, Pilot, and Exploratory Awards as possible, but fund only meritorious applications. For descriptions of the five NIH review criteria, please refer to the AREA R15 FOA: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/par-18-714.html#_Section_V._Application

Details can be found under Section V. Application Review Information. Please also refer to the following Notice for revised language of some of the criteria: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-18-228.html.


VGN Undergraduate Student Summer Research Support for 2019

Call for Proposals for:

VGN Undergraduate Student Summer Research Support 2019
 

This is an invitation for proposals for 2019 Undergraduate Summer Research Support for students who wish to work with faculty members within the VGN network of colleges and universities.

 

For Landmark College Students

  • Click here for the Application Instructions
  • Click here for the Application


For ABRCMS/SACNAS Conference Attendees

  • Click here for the Application Instructions
  • Click here for the Application


For Castleton University, Community College of Vermont, Green Mountain College, Middlebury College, Northern Vermont University, Norwich University, and Saint Michael's College Students

  • Click here for the Application Instructions
  • Click here for the Application

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