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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Dr. Scholl Foundation Grant Program

Applications due Dec. 12

These instructions are for VU investigators. VUMC investigators should contact for more information.

Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the 2023 Dr. Scholl Foundation Grant Program.

The Dr. Scholl Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world. They value innovation, practicality, hard work and compassion. The foundation’s grant program offers one-year grants of $5,000 to $25,000 in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Social Service
  • Health care
  • Civic and Cultural
  • Environmental

The categories above are not intended to limit the interest of the foundation from considering other worthwhile projects. In general, the foundation guidelines are broad for flexibility in providing grants.

In the health care category, examples of previously funded projects include: nurse leaders program, palliative care/education, pediatric cardio fellowship, physician training in pediatric psycho-oncology, psychiatry residency training, cancer outreach programs, diabetes projects, underserved women’s health initiatives, etc.

The Dr. Scholl Foundation does not consider funding for event sponsorships (including the purchase of tables, tickets or advertisements) or for endowments, capital campaigns or general support. See the full list of exclusions here.

See the program page, the foundation’s homepage and its mission statement for more information.

Internal submission instructions

Interested faculty should visit to submit an application for the internal LSO competition and to find additional information about the opportunity. The deadline for the internal competition is Dec. 12, 2022.

The chosen nominee will submit a full proposal to the foundation by the deadline of March 1, 2023.

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to