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Limited submission opportunity: Ornamental Horticulture Grants

Apr. 16, 2019—The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust welcomes inquiries from organizations seeking funding for projects that meet its funding interests in ornamental horticulture. Vanderbilt may submit one application to the grant program.

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Limited submission opportunity: Grants for Youth Education and Scientific Education

Apr. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one proposal to the American Honda Foundation's Grants for Youth Education and Scientific Education. The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program

Apr. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center may nominate one candidate for the Pew Charitable Trusts' 2020 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program. This program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Pew Biomedical Scholars Program

Apr. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt University may nominate one candidate for the Pew Charitable Trusts' 2020 Pew Biomedical Scholars Award. The award supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to human health. 

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Brain Research Foundation

Mar. 29, 2019—The SIA program provides $150,000 over two years for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.

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Vanderbilt faculty featured at AERA annual meeting

Mar. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt education researchers will present their work at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in Toronto April 5–9.

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Limited submission opportunity: American Diabetes Association

Mar. 13, 2019—The award amount is up to $1,625,000 and the single nomination may be for only one of three award types: Initiator Award for researchers in postdoctoral training, Accelerator Award for early-career diabetes investigators, and the Visionary Award for established investigators, new to diabetes.

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Limited submission opportunity: Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

Mar. 13, 2019—The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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Limited submission opportunity: William T. Grant Foundation

Mar. 13, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one nominee per major school/division for the William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program.

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Biomedical engineering professor named a fellow of optics society

Mar. 6, 2019—Audrey Ellerbee Bowden has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, “for achievements in optical coherence tomography.”

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Endowed chair holder celebration honors eight faculty members

Feb. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt’s newest endowed chair holders were celebrated for their path-breaking scholarship and research by family members, donors, colleagues and friends during a Feb. 25 ceremony.

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Rosenthal to step down as VINSE director; planning for institute’s future begins

Feb. 27, 2019—Sandra Rosenthal will step down as director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering on June 30 following 12 years of service.

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