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Diabetes research funding available

Oct. 22, 2014—The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center, the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center, and the Vanderbilt Center for Diabetes Translation Research announce the availability of pilot and feasibility grants.

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Kate Brown selected for Horowitz Foundation grant

Jun. 11, 2014—Kate Pride Brown, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University, has been awarded a grant for research from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy.

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University-wide limited submission opportunity: 2014 Aetna Foundation Regional Grants Program

Apr. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt University may nominate one candidate for the 2014 Aetna Regional Grants Program, GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities. This grant opportunity provides $25,000-$50,000 over one year to high-impact and innovative initiatives that encourage healthy eating and active living, particularly within low-income, underserved and minority communities. GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities will focus on proposals that offer creative...

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Two Vanderbilt organic chemists win Cope Scholars Award

Nov. 22, 2013—Two organic chemists at Vanderbilt University are among the ten recipients of the 2014 Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award that recognizes and encourages excellence in the field of organic chemistry.

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Universitywide Limited Submission Opportunity: Translational cancer research grant from the Mary Kay Foundation

Nov. 13, 2013—Vanderbilt University may nominate one candidate for the Mary Kay Foundation Translational Cancer Research Grant program for 2014. These awards provide $100,000 over two years for investigators involved in translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer. The Mary Kay Foundation seeks to fund innovative research that will provide a scientific link between laboratory research...

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National Robotics Initiative grant will provide surgical robots with a new level of machine intelligence

Oct. 25, 2013—Providing surgical robots with a new kind of machine intelligence that significantly extends their capabilities and makes them much easier and more intuitive for surgeons to operate is the goal of a major new grant announced as part of the National Robotics Initiative.

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Vaccine Research Program lands major NIH renewal

Sep. 26, 2013—The Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program has received a major contract from the National Institutes of Health to continue its work as one of the nation’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units.

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$9M NSF grant to help engineers expand cyber-physical systems

Aug. 27, 2013—Vanderbilt engineers are part of a multi-university project to help determine the most efficient approach to designing and operating cyber-physical systems that support national health, energy and transportation priorities.

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VUCast: See advances in this robotic hand; get a special view of Commodore baseball

Jun. 12, 2013—In this week’s VUCast: Bionic Breakthrough: See advances in this robotic hand What Vandy doctors are doing with the military to avoid amputations See a special view of Commodore baseball All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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Vanderbilt wins $9.3M DARPA contract to evolve tools for military vehicle design

May. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt University engineers in the Institute for Software Integrated Systems have been awarded a $9.3 million contract over two years to continue their work to mature META tools that are part of a flagship Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) program.

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American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant applications due May 1

Apr. 3, 2013—Applications are being solicited for support by the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG). These funds are designed to provide seed money to support junior faculty members with an interest in cancer research who do not have external grant support. The ACS defines junior faculty as investigators at the rank of assistant professor or...

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Grant to develop battery to aid home energy use

Oct. 16, 2012—Peter Pintauro, H. Eugene McBrayer Professor of Chemical Engineering and chair of the chemical and biomolecular engineering department, has partnered with researchers from the University of Kansas and TVN Systems, Inc. on a three-year, $1.72 million grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a durable, low-cost battery capable of gathering power at off-peak hours and storing it for use during times of high demand.

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