Skip to main content

federal funding

‘Getting funding from the DOD’ topic of workshop Oct. 22

Oct. 15, 2018—Researchers with little to no experience with Department of Defense funding are invited to learn more at an Oct. 22 workshop sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

Read more


New effort certification tool launches

Apr. 23, 2018—A new web-based effort certification tool will launch the week of April 23. Effort certification is a required compliance activity for entities that receive federal funding.

Read more


What’s On My Mind: America’s partnership with its research universities fuels our common future

Feb. 15, 2018—The lasting impact of the historic partnership between the federal government and America's research universities is the topic of this week's column from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

Read more


Chancellor: Keep the lights on: Science funding must be national priority

Jun. 9, 2017—For well over a century, innovations by America’s research universities have made America stronger, writes Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in 'The Hill.'

Read more


AAU: Frequently Asked Questions about Facilities and Administrative Costs of Federally Sponsored University Research

Mar. 16, 2017—The AAU has prepared a helpful FAQ for anyone seeking to understand facilities and administrative costs (also known as "indirect costs") associated with federally funded research.

Read more


Right resources at the right time goal of public-private partnership for Nashville youths

Nov. 21, 2016—A nearly $5 million grant from the National Institute of Justice will fund a five-year partnership between the Office of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Metro Schools, Oasis Center and Vanderbilt.

Read more


Call for internal proposals: The National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award

Aug. 23, 2016—The National Cancer Institute has announced the Outstanding Investigator Award funding opportunity. The OIA will support investigators with outstanding records of productivity in cancer research with up to $600,000 in direct costs per year for seven years to provide funding stability.

Read more


Wernke, Frederick visit D.C. to advocate for humanities funding

Mar. 17, 2016—Mona Frederick, director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, and Steve Wernke, associate professor of anthropology, recently attended the National Humanities Alliance’s annual meeting and advocacy day in Washington, D.C. and met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation.

Read more


Vanderbilt sustainability groups to help bring ‘green’ education to MNPS students next spring

Oct. 13, 2015—SustainVU, the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach and Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science are subgrant recipients of a $91,000, two-year EPA grant to Nashville’s Urban Green Lab to deliver hands-on science and sustainability education to Nashville middle- and high-schoolers.

Read more


Research at U.S. academic medical centers faces threats to sustainable support

May. 28, 2015—Unstable federal research funding and reductions in health care revenue for academic medical centers threatens to undermine the nation’s biomedical research enterprise, and in turn clinical medicine, which the nation needs now more than ever.

Read more


Vanderbilt students travel to Washington, D.C., for science policy event

Oct. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt students explored the opportunities and challenges of setting policy on federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math during a two-day immersion event last week in Washington, D.C.

Read more


Your smartphone wouldn’t exist without university research

Oct. 13, 2014—Last week, the Association of American Universities released an interactive graphic highlighting the research that made the smartphone possible.

Read more


Upcoming Events

MORE EVENTS »