Vanderbilt Innovation Catalyst Fund town hall is Sept. 18

A virtual town hall to discuss Vanderbilt’s new Innovation Catalyst Fund is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. The one-hour event will be held via Zoom. Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

The Innovation Catalyst Fund, which will begin accepting applications on Oct. 1, provides translational research support for Vanderbilt innovations that require proof of concept to attain commercial relevance; nascent projects that have strong innovation potential; and research projects with civic and social relevance.

All full-time faculty employed by either Vanderbilt University or Vanderbilt University Medical Center are eligible to apply across all disciplines. Part-time faculty, students or staff are not eligible.

To learn more about the event, visit the Innovation Catalyst Fund town hall webpage. Questions about the fund should be sent to

The program is run by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation in consultation with the Division of Finance, VUMC Office of Research and academic leadership in Vanderbilt schools and colleges, with management provided through the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization.