CANCELED: Faculty and staff invited to learn more about Trans-Institutional Programs at March 13 event

All university-sponsored, non-Athletics events and gatherings are suspended through April 30 due to COVID-19.

By Dana Meeks

The Office of the Provost will host the annual TIPs Fair on March 13, providing an opportunity to hear about programming, learn how to contribute to the interdisciplinary initiative, and engage with current Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) awardees.

The TIPs program is designed to support new ideas, cutting-edge research and the development of infrastructure by supporting emerging and existing trans-institutional centers and institutes. The awards provide funding to organizations that facilitate research and teaching collaborations across disciplines, aim to address topics of critical academic and societal interest, embrace discovery and spark learning to position Vanderbilt as a world leader in a given area. The TIPs Fair will be held in the Wond’ry on the second floor from 1 to 3 p.m., and all interested faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Faculty from several currently funded TIPs programs will discuss their work during one-minute lightning rounds that highlight successes and discoveries. Through interactive displays and presentations, attendees will learn about cross-campus collaborations centered on important topics such as data science, the study of slave societies and global connectivity.

TIPs is one of the major initiatives of the Academic Strategic Plan and has, over the past five years, awarded $38 million in funding to 59 projects that have involved more than 500 faculty members and engaged hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Initially planned as a five-year investment, a sixth funding cycle was added, and the program was extended for another year while taking time to reflect on what should come next.

Light refreshments will be served on March 13, and pre-registration for the TIPs Fair is encouraged.

Register for the TIPs Fair and Reception >>

Download a TIPS-Fair-Flyer 2020

 The TIPs programs participating in the fair are as follows:

  • Data Science Visions
  • Digital Cultural Heritage
  • GlobalVU
  • Human Immunology Discovery Initiative
  • Initiative for Personalized Microbial Discovery and Innovation
  • International Initiative for the Study of Slave Societies
  • Novel NMR-based Profiling Platform for Research and Clinical Applications
  • The Computational Thinking and Learning Initiative (CTLI)
  • Vanderbilt Initiative for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Research
  • Vanderbilt Initiative for the Study of Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative
  • VCL Intersectional Study of Black Women and Girls in Society

2020 TIPs Fair flyer