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Limited Submission Opportunity: Creating Opportunity and Independence Grants

Sep. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for the Creating Opportunity and Independence program. The goal of the program is to enhance the quality of life for individuals living with spinal cord injury and their families.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Takeda Innovators in Science Award-Rare Diseases

Sep. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt University may nominate one early career scientist and one senior scientist in the field of rare diseases for the 2020 Innovators in Science Award, sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and administered by the New York Academy of Sciences. This year’s award competition is focused on the therapeutic area of rare diseases.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Conservation, Food and Health Foundation grants

Sep. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the Conservation, Food and Health Foundation (CFH) Support for Programs in the Developing World funding opportunity. The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation 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: 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Aug. 19, 2019—VU can nominate one candidate for the Chemistry and one candidate for the Physical Science & Engineering award categories. VU and VUMC are holding a joint competition to select one candidate for the Life Sciences award category.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 SURA Distinguished Scientist Award

Aug. 12, 2019—This is a joint competition for VU and VUMC investigators. All investigators should follow these instructions. Vanderbilt University may submit one nomination to the Southeastern Universities Research Association's Distinguished Scientist Award competition. This award is presented to research scientists from a SURA member institution (Vanderbilt University is a standing member) whose extraordinary work fulfills the SURA mission to “advance collaborative research and strengthen the scientific capabilities of its members and the nation.” The award comes with a $5,000 cash honorarium.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Moore Inventor Fellows

Aug. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC combined) anticipates the opportunity to nominate up to two candidates for the Moore Inventor Fellows competition. The Moore Foundation aims to support inventions at an early stage that could lead to proof-of-concept work or advance an existing prototype that tackles an importation problem in the areas of scientific research, environmental conservation, or patient care. Each fellow will receive a total of $825,000 over three years.

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Limited submission opportunity: VentureWell Faculty Grants Program

Aug. 1, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit two proposals for the VentureWell Faculty Grants Program. The program supports the creation of new or transformation of existing courses and programs to help students develop novel, STEM-based inventions and gain the necessary entrepreneurial skills needed to bring these ideas to market. The grant will provide $30,000 (overhead not allowed) for a duration of three years.

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Limited submission opportunity: Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars

Jul. 25, 2019—The Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM²D leaders and feed the STEM²D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM²D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

Jul. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC collaboratively) may nominate one candidate for the Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Program. The foundation supports early-career biomedical scholars doing pioneering research.

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Limited submission opportunity: Japan Foundation–Institutional Project Support Program in Japanese Studies

Jul. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support (IPS) Program. This program is designed to encourage innovative and sustained growth of Japanese studies in the United States.

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Limited submission opportunity: The Henry Luce Foundation–Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and Theology

Jul. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one application to The Henry Luce Foundation Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and Theology program. The program aims to support collaborative, experimental and field-shaping initiatives that enliven the practice of public scholarship.

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Limited submission opportunity: Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars

Jul. 9, 2019—This program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who have an MD or PhD degree and who have completed a minimum of three years and not more than five years of a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of basic neurosciences at a medical school.

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