Funds for Educational and Scholarly Opportunities

The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Funds for Educational and Scholarly Opportunities (FESO) program was established to support students who would like to travel to conferences, alternative learning opportunities or similar events. Grants are funded through donations to the Larner College of Medicine. Application submission deadlines are advertised in the WeeklyWire. The program has three application review periods each year.

Completed Applications may be submitted year-round and will be reviewed by the Scholarly Activity Grant Selection Committee.

Application Due Dates:

  • January 30
  • April 30
  • August 30

Please do not apply more than nine months ahead of your travel date and submit your application electronically to Please contact the Committee administrator, Audree Frey at (802-656-8378), with any questions.

International Travel During Your Medical Education

Traveling abroad during your medical education is an exciting and rewarding experience. Our students have the opportunity to travel abroad at various points in the curriculum, especially during the summer between their first and second year or during the Advanced Integration portion of the curriculum. The Larner College of Medicine Scholarly Grant Program can help make these experiences possible.

If you are considering traveling abroad, please review our Medical Student Handbook Policy 920.00 - International Travel for information regarding student travel overseas.