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

Aug. 1, 2019—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.

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

Aug. 1, 2019—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. 

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Limited submission opportunity: VentureWell Faculty Grants Program

Aug. 1, 2019—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.

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Limited submission opportunity: Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars

Jul. 25, 2019—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.

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Deadline for diabetes and obesity research grants is Sept. 9

Jul. 22, 2019—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.

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Rasmussen named Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Jul. 18, 2019—Megan Rasmussen, a Ph.D. student in Cell and Developmental Biology, has been selected as the 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

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Limited submission opportunity: Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars

Jul. 9, 2019—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.

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Vanderbilt vaccine pioneer James Crowe honored with major science prize

Jul. 9, 2019—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.

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Limited submission opportunity: Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

Jul. 9, 2019—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.

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16 faculty receive 2019 Research Scholar Grants

Jun. 28, 2019—Research Scholar Grants awarded for 2019 will fund 16 faculty projects to advance research, scholarship and creative expression.

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11 faculty proposals awarded 2019 Discovery Grants

Jun. 28, 2019—Eleven Vanderbilt faculty projects have been awarded 2019 Discovery Grants to advance new ideas and cutting-edge scholarship in core disciplines.

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Limited submission opportunity: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence

Jun. 27, 2019—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.

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