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Faculty Funding and Resource Fair set for Sept. 19

The Office of the Provost will host an open house Tuesday, Sept. 19, to showcase Vanderbilt’s internal funding programs and professional development initiatives available to faculty. The Faculty Funding and Resource Fair will be held at the Student Life Center Ballroom from 2 to 5:30 p.m., and all interested faculty are invited to attend.

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Provost Susan R. Wente (Vanderbilt University)

More than 15 internal funding programs and dozens of professional development opportunities are sponsored by the university to help faculty advance their careers, including Trans-Institutional Programs, Research Scholar Grants and Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning grants.

“Supporting our faculty and helping them advance along their career path is of the utmost importance,” said Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente. “As a university, it’s imperative that we provide our faculty the opportunity to learn about exciting internal funding programs and professional development resources. At the Funding and Resource Fair, program administrators, committee members and participating faculty members will be on hand to answer questions and discuss possibilities.”

While faculty are encouraged to drop by at any time during the fair, five special topic breakout discussions will be held. Topics include internal funding for faculty research and scholarship; strategic external proposal and intellectual property development; innovating in the classroom; professional development opportunities; and supporting an inclusive faculty community. The fair schedule is below:

  • 2:00 p.m. Fair opens
  • 2:15 p.m. General overview
  • 2:45 p.m. Breakout Discussion: Supporting faculty research with internal funding
  • 3:15 p.m. Breakout Discussion: Support for strategic external proposal and IP development
  • 3:45 p.m. Breakout Discussion: Professional development resources
  • 4:15 p.m. Breakout Discussion: Supporting an inclusive faculty community
  • 4:45 p.m. Breakout Discussion: Innovating in the classroom
  • 5:30 p.m. Fair closes

Participating programs and initiatives:

  • Blended and Online Learning Design (BOLD) Fellows Program
  • Center for Digital Humanities
  • Center for Latin American Studies
  • Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CTTC)
  • Course Design Institute
  • Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy
    • Faculty Fellowship in Arts Policy
    • Curb Catalyst Creativity Grants
  • Discovery Grants
  • Faculty Insights Series
  • Institutional Repository
  • Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows
  • Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)
  • Leveraged Proposal Organization and Development (L-POD) Program
  • Library Collections Initiative
  • Limited Submission Opportunities
  • Provost Research Studios
  • Research Scholar Grants
  • Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs)
  • TIPs “Complexity of One Cell” Pilot Funding Program
  • TIPs “HPV Active Program” Pilot Funding Program
  • University Courses
  • Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) Funding Program
  • Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL)
    • Faculty Working Groups
    • Macro Grants
    • Micro Grants
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Research
    • Research Center Pilot Funding Programs
    • Faculty Research Scholars
    • VUMC S10 Citation – Voucher Award Program
    • VA Investigator Rebate Voucher Program

Refreshments will be served at the fair, and pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, contact Christian Anderson in the Office of Cross-College Initiatives.

Register for the Funding Fair here >>