Federal Research Funding

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    Wente, Balser commend TN members of Congress for research support, urge finalization of funding for FY 2020

    Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Jeff Balser, president and CEO at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and dean of the School of Medicine, sent a joint letter last week to members of the Tennessee congressional delegation applauding recent bipartisan efforts to invest in programs that support scientific research, public health and education, and urging Congress to finalize funding for fiscal year 2020. Read More

    Nov. 25, 2019

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    Department of Energy webinar on federal funding set for Sept. 26

    A special webinar on federal funding from the Department of Energy is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26. “DOE and Biological Sciences” will cover a broad range of research areas such as fundamental genomic science, microbiome research and advances in bioimaging. Read More

    Sep. 18, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    Two-part Department of Energy webinar on federal funding Sept. 12, 26

    A special two-part webinar series on federal funding from the Department of Energy is scheduled for Sept. 12 and Sept. 26 in the Baker Building, Room 800C. Remote viewing will be available with advanced registration. Read More

    Aug. 14, 2019

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    ‘Opportunities in Defense Health’ webinar set for June 28

    The Office of the Vice Provost for Research will host a webinar on Friday, June 28, to help Vanderbilt faculty learn about funding opportunities from agencies in the Department of Defense that fund health science research. Read More

    Jun. 16, 2019

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    VU engages Lewis-Burke to connect faculty with federal sponsors

    Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, a specialty consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., will collaborate directly with Vanderbilt faculty, provide advice on funding trends, identify new opportunities, discuss strategies to overcome funding challenges, and connect faculty with federal decision-makers and program contacts. Read More

    Jun. 14, 2019

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    West named associate vice chancellor for federal relations

    Christina West has been promoted to associate vice chancellor for federal relations in Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations. Read More

    May. 16, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    What’s On My Mind: The expectations of a new year

    As students return to class and faculty and staff resume their work, thoughts and efforts turn to the opportunities that the new year holds, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his first column of 2019. Read More

    Jan. 7, 2019

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    2017 omnibus spending bill reaffirms Congress’ commitment to research

    Congress has reaffirmed the partnership between the federal government and American research universities by enacting a bipartisan appropriations spending package for fiscal year 2017 that preserves and increases funding for key federal research agencies—including a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health. Read More

    May. 10, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Arteaga, AACR push for cancer research funding

    Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies and director of the Breast Cancer Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), recently joined other cancer research leaders in a meeting with members of Congress to discuss precision medicine in cancer and the need for continued federal support for cancer research. Read More

    Jul. 9, 2015

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    Five-year, $20 million TN-SCORE program boosts state’s energy research capacity

    For the last five years, scientists and engineers at Vanderbilt University have been collaborating closely with colleagues with other public and private universities and research centers throughout Tennessee in an effort to increase the state’s energy research capacity Read More

    Jun. 24, 2015

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

    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

    May. 28, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Coordinated messaging key to federal support: Cooper

    In an era of budget cutting and belt-tightening, how can science get more support from the federal government? Read More

    Apr. 25, 2013

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    Dr. Jeffrey R. Balser: Stop the Sequester

    The vital partnership between NIH and Vanderbilt – reproduced at universities all around the country – supports thousands of brilliant minds from all around the world. Sequestration will discourage a generation of young people from even considering a career in research. Read More

    Mar. 5, 2013

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    Rep. Cooper launches “golden goose” award

    A new award, called the Golden Goose Award, has been established in order to highlight the often unexpected or serendipitous nature of basic scientific research by honoring federally funded researchers whose work may once have been viewed as unusual, odd or obscure but which has produced important discoveries that have benefited society in significant ways. Read More

    Apr. 26, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Scientists: engage the public or perish

    Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente (Vanderbilt University) Susan R. Wente, Ph.D., interim chancellor and provost at Vanderbilt University, and Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, sent a joint… Read More

    Oct. 26, 2011

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    Defending funny-sounding science

    Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente (Vanderbilt University) Susan R. Wente, Ph.D., interim chancellor and provost at Vanderbilt University, and Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, sent a joint… Read More

    Aug. 9, 2011