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New grant helps minority STEM scholars advance as postdocs

Apr. 8, 2020—With support from the Heising-Simons Foundation, Vanderbilt will help advance underrepresented minority astrophysics scholars to secure faculty appointments with elite postdoctoral fellowships.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Conservation, Food and Health Grants

Mar. 25, 2020—Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the Conservation, Food and Health Foundation (CFH) Grants program. The CFH 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: 2021 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

Mar. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) may nominate one associate or full professor to submit a letter of intent for the 2021 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award. The SIA program provides $150,000 over two years for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience.

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Celebration honors nine new endowed chair holders

Feb. 28, 2020—Nine Vanderbilt faculty members who have been awarded endowed chairs were recently honored by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, deans, colleagues and family members.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 V Foundation Translational Research Awards-Adult Cancer Research

Feb. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) may choose one nominee for the V Foundation 2020 Translational Cancer Research Grant Program. The Translational Research Award is a $600,000 grant awarded in three annual installments of $200,000.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship and Seed Grant

Feb. 25, 2020—Vanderbilt University may nominate one humanities professor to each of the Whiting Foundation programs: the Public Engagement Fellowship and the Public Engagement Seed Grant.

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Faculty named to Global Voices Fellowship for fall 2020

Feb. 21, 2020—Erin Calipari, Kelly Haws and Marybeth Shinn have been selected as Global Voices Fellows for the fall 2020 semester.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program

Feb. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University may submit one nominee per major school/division for the William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program. The award amount is $350,000 distributed over five years, and the goal of the program is to support career development for promising early career researchers.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program

Feb. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center may nominate one candidate for the Pew Charitable Trusts' 2021 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: 2021 Pew Biomedical Scholars Program

Feb. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University may nominate one candidate for the Pew Charitable Trusts' 2021 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: 2021 Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grant

Feb. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt University may submit two letters of intent for the Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grant. The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: V Foundation 2020 V Clinical Scholar Program

Feb. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) may choose one nominee for the new V Clinical Scholar Program from the V Foundation. To accelerate cancer treatment and cures, the V Foundation proposes to develop the careers of clinicians who will become leaders in developing programs of cancer clinical trials that are sequential and based on hypothesis-driven research.

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