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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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Limited submission opportunity: Community Foundation Discretionary Grants

Jun. 25, 2019—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.

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Limited submission opportunity: Procter & Gamble Higher Education Grant Program

Jun. 12, 2019—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.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Searle Scholars Program

Jun. 12, 2019—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.

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Five interdisciplinary programs awarded TIPs funding for 2019

Jun. 12, 2019—Five interdisciplinary projects awarded TIPs funding for 2019; a sixth (additional) year call for proposals and funding announced by the provost.

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Register by June 21: NCI Chemical Biology Consortium Symposium

Jun. 11, 2019—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.

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Limited submission opportunity: W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program

Jun. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit up to two proposals, one in medical research and one in science and engineering, for the W. M. Keck Research Program.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships

May. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt may nominate up to three tenure-track faculty per department for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Sloan Research Fellowships. The goal of the fellowships is to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. The 2020 Sloan Research Fellows will receive fellowships in the amount of $75,000.

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Limited submission opportunity: Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships

May. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one nomination to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s New Directions Fellowships. New Directions Fellowships assist faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grant

May. 23, 2019—To encourage a commitment to breast cancer research, the BCA invites clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer research, and who are in the early stages of their career, to apply for funding for the Young Investigator Grant.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center call for proposals for disabilities research project

May. 14, 2019—The mission of the VKC is to facilitate discoveries and best practices that make positive differences in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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Limited submission opportunity: ETH Materials Research Prize for Young Investigators

May. 13, 2019—The ETH (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) Materials Research Prize for Young Investigators recognizes outstanding contributions of young investigators that advance materials, from fundamental to applied research.

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