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    Limited submission opportunity: 2020 SURA Distinguished Scientist Award

    This is a joint competition for VU and VUMC investigators. All investigators should follow these instructions. Vanderbilt University may submit one nomination to the Southeastern Universities Research Association's Distinguished Scientist Award competition. This award is presented to research scientists from a SURA member institution (Vanderbilt University is a standing member) whose extraordinary work fulfills the SURA mission to “advance collaborative research and strengthen the scientific capabilities of its members and the nation.” The award comes with a $5,000 cash honorarium. Read More

    Aug 12, 2019

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    Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Moore Inventor Fellows

    Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC combined) anticipates the opportunity to nominate up to two candidates for the Moore Inventor Fellows competition. The Moore Foundation aims to support inventions at an early stage that could lead to proof-of-concept work or advance an existing prototype that tackles an importation problem in the areas of scientific research, environmental conservation, or patient care. Each fellow will receive a total of $825,000 over three years. Read More

    Aug 8, 2019

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    Provost-appointed working group to assess digital support services, projects

    A new working group will evaluate Vanderbilt’s digital project resources and services and make recommendations aimed at supporting the university’s current and future needs. Read More

    Aug 5, 2019

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    Shu, Zheng receive Vietnam’s top honor for foreign scientists

    The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has awarded two Vanderbilt epidemiologists the Memorabilia Medal “For the People’s Health” in appreciation of their contributions in helping the nation establish a population-based research program for cancer, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases. Read More

    Aug 1, 2019

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    Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core mini-grant awards available

    The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core invites proposals for activities that promote on-going, mutually beneficial, health-oriented research partnerships between community organizations and academic researchers.  Read More

    Aug 1, 2019

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    Limited submission opportunity: VentureWell Faculty Grants Program

    Vanderbilt University may submit two proposals for the VentureWell Faculty Grants Program. The program supports the creation of new or transformation of existing courses and programs to help students develop novel, STEM-based inventions and gain the necessary entrepreneurial skills needed to bring these ideas to market. The grant will provide $30,000 (overhead not allowed) for a duration of three years. Read More

    Aug 1, 2019

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    Limited submission opportunity: Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars

    The Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM²D leaders and feed the STEM²D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM²D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design. Read More

    Jul 25, 2019

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    Deadline for diabetes and obesity research grants is Sept. 9

    The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center, the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC), and the Vanderbilt Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR) announce the availability of Pilot and Feasibility Grants in diabetes or obesity-related research. Read More

    Jul 22, 2019

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    Rasmussen named Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

    Megan Rasmussen, a Ph.D. student in Cell and Developmental Biology, has been selected as the 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar. Read More

    Jul 18, 2019

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    Limited submission opportunity: Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars

    This program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who have an MD or PhD degree and who have completed a minimum of three years and not more than five years of a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of basic neurosciences at a medical school. Read More

    Jul 9, 2019

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    Vanderbilt vaccine pioneer James Crowe honored with major science prize

    James Crowe Jr., MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, will be honored today by the science and technology company Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for his contributions to developing new therapeutics and vaccines against some of the world’s deadliest viruses. Read More

    Jul 9, 2019

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    Limited submission opportunity: Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

    These three-year career development awards enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research that goes beyond current work in bioethics and whose research will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research, or clinical practice. Priority will be given to applicants whose research addresses innovative and emerging topics. Read More

    Jul 9, 2019

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    16 faculty receive 2019 Research Scholar Grants

    Research Scholar Grants awarded for 2019 will fund 16 faculty projects to advance research, scholarship and creative expression. Read More

    Jun 28, 2019

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    11 faculty proposals awarded 2019 Discovery Grants

    Eleven Vanderbilt faculty projects have been awarded 2019 Discovery Grants to advance new ideas and cutting-edge scholarship in core disciplines. Read More

    Jun 28, 2019

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    Limited submission opportunity: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence initiative’s third competition (IE3) provides grants that help U.S. colleges and universities build their capacity to effectively engage students from all backgrounds throughout their undergraduate years, especially those students who belong to groups underrepresented in science. IE3 focuses specifically on the natural sciences, defined by HHMI as: astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth and geosciences, and physics, and disciplines that are combinations of these fields, such as biochemistry, geophysics, or microbiology. Read More

    Jun 27, 2019

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    Limited submission opportunity: Community Foundation Discretionary Grants

    The Community Foundation is positioned to assess community needs and opportunities and support quality programs providing solutions. Their discretionary grants are awarded to respond to new programs, emerging needs and innovative services for the benefit of our community. They are particularly interested in grant proposals addressing currently unmet community needs and providing long-term solutions. Read More

    Jun 25, 2019

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    Limited submission opportunity: Procter & Gamble Higher Education Grant Program

    Vanderbilt University may submit two applications from each School for the Procter & Gamble Higher Education Grant Program. The program provides support for efforts that will better prepare students for success in business. Read More

    Jun 12, 2019

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    Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Searle Scholars Program

    Vanderbilt University may nominate two candidates for the 2020 Searle Scholars Program, which supports the independent research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their first appointments as tenure-track assistant professors. Read More

    Jun 12, 2019

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    Five interdisciplinary programs awarded TIPs funding for 2019

    Five interdisciplinary projects awarded TIPs funding for 2019; a sixth (additional) year call for proposals and funding announced by the provost. Read More

    Jun 12, 2019

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    Register by June 21: NCI Chemical Biology Consortium Symposium

    NExT National Cancer Institute (NCI) Chemical Biology Consortium symposium, taking place at Vanderbilt University (Nashville) on Wednesday, July 10 will feature talks from leading researchers from the CBC and around the country as well as a poster session, providing ample opportunities to learn about and discuss emerging concepts, novel technologies, and therapeutic strategies in drug discovery and development. Read More

    Jun 11, 2019