VT's EPA EPSCoR SIP and SEER Project to Implement Initiatives to Increase the Competitiveness of the State's Academic Environmental Scientists and Engineers

EPA Grant Number: R827784E01
Title: VT's EPA EPSCoR SIP and SEER Project to Implement Initiatives to Increase the Competitiveness of the State's Academic Environmental Scientists and Engineers
Investigators: Allen, Christopher W. , McIntosh, Alan
Institution: University of Vermont
EPA Project Officer: Hunt, Sherri
Project Period: November 1, 1999 through April 30, 2002
Project Amount: $195,469
RFA: EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) (1999) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: EPSCoR (The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research)


The objective of this proposal was to provide a series of infrastructure investments to enhance the strength of Vermont based research activities related to the environment. These activities are managed by the Vermont EPSCoR program, which reports to the Vermont Technology Council, thus ensuring connectivity to state goals.


The Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP) provided support in four areas. The Stimulus Grant Program provided funds to develop exploratory background data in environmental research projects. The post-doctoral award provides high-level professional personnel for enhancement of an established research group. The SBIR Phase (0) awards seek to stimulate private sector research activities in relevant environmental issues. Diversity efforts are focused on support of a diverse set of scientists in the SIP and SEER components as well as undergraduates who are members of unrepresented groups to campus for potential graduate recruitment.

Expected Results:

The SIP projects will generate an array of active research projects in areas of interest in and relevance to EPA. These activities will partner with the University's focus on research on the environment as one of its core scholarly activities. Additional efforts to foster the growth of companies in environmental interest areas will be of long-term benefit to the state.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this project: View all 5 publications for this project

Supplemental Keywords:

climate change, watershed chemistry, lake water quality, lead, drought, sediment invasive species, solar energy, water quality, biofuels., RFA, Scientific Discipline, Air, Water, ECOSYSTEMS, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, Water & Watershed, Ecosystem/Assessment/Indicators, Ecosystem Protection, climate change, Air Pollution Effects, Forestry, Ecological Effects - Environmental Exposure & Risk, Terrestrial Ecosystems, Ecological Monitoring, Ecological Risk Assessment, Ecology and Ecosystems, Atmosphere, Watersheds, environmental monitoring, risk assessment, nutrient dynamics, climate change effects, nitrogen loading, ecosystem assessment, nitrogen deposition, sediment transport, forest ecosystems, Vermont, ecological assessment, ecosystem indicators, EPSCOR, Lake St. Catherine, aquatic ecosystems, forests, water quality, lake ecosysyems, ecosystem impacts, ecological indicators, landscape characterization, forested watershed, forest resources, watershed assessment, soil vapor extraction, climate variability

Progress and Final Reports:

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  • Final Report