Gund Institute Funded PhD Opportunities


University of Vermont


Thursday, January 12, 2023

Start Date

Monday, August 14, 2023

The Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks exceptional PhD applicants to start Fall 2023 and conduct interdisciplinary research on global environmental challenges. Applications are due January 12, 2023.

The Gund Institute is a research center dedicated to understanding and tackling the world’s most critical environmental challenges, where over 250 faculty, global affiliates, postdocs, and graduate students collaborate widely to understand interactions among ecological, social, and economic systems.

Driven by the belief that research should inspire action, we explore environmental issues at the interface of five pressing research themes—climate solutions, health and well-being, sustainable agriculture, resilient communities, and equity and justice—in partnership with government, industry, and broader society.

We are committed to ensuring an inclusive environment where diverse voices and perspectives are active and welcome. We encourage applicants who bring diverse perspectives to our community.


  • Gund PhD Research Fellowships: We seek doctoral students to work on Gund research themes, especially the connections among them. Students will receive up to four years of support at $32,000 per year, plus tuition.
  • Gund/CEMS Barrett PhD Fellowships: This opportunity, supported by The Barrett Foundation, is open to applicants pursuing doctoral engineering degrees with environmental applications at UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Students will receive up to four years of funding, including an annual stipend of $35,000, plus tuition.

All students are eligible for health insurance and additional funds for conference travel and research costs.