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Vermont EPSCoR

When the National Science Foundation launched the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, it sought to broaden the geographical distribution of federal funding for academic research and development. Since 1985, Vermont EPSCoR has worked to develop our state’s ability to conduct nationally competitive research.

Vermont EPSCoR sponsors both implementation grants and state-laboratory partnership grants.

Research areas include materials science, chemistry, biological and environmental science, high energy and nuclear physics, advanced computer science, fossil energy science, and energy efficiency and renewable energy science.

Spotlight on Science

“Emerging Science,” a new collaborative project of Vermont Public Television and Vermont EPSCoR, includes television programs, podcasts, online resources and outreach.

The project’s goals: help Vermonters better understand fundamental scientific research, encourage students to consider careers in science, and showcase the high level of expertise in our state.

“Emerging Science” is made possible by Vermont EPSCoR’s recent $6.7 million award from the National Science Foundation on Complex Systems Modeling for Environmental Problem Solving. Funding of $350,000 has been committed to VPT for the three-year project.

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Burlington, VT 05405
Judith Van Houten, Director