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Oak Ridge National Laboratory deputy speaks May 3 about lab’s history and mission

Apr. 27, 2018—Oak Ridge National Laboratory's deputy for science and technology, Michelle Buchanan, will speak at Vanderbilt May 3 about the laboratory's 75-year history and its modern mission.

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New proposal development program hosts visit from Army Research Lab’s chief scientist to explore faculty partnerships

Nov. 29, 2017—The Army Research Lab's top scientist came to Vanderbilt to explore research collaborations with faculty through the provost’s new Leveraged Proposal Organization and Development program.

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ORNL science and technology deputy to speak Dec. 1

Nov. 22, 2017—Michelle Buchanan, deputy for science and technology at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will discuss ORNL's "Current Capabilities and Future Directions" from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Engineering and Science Building.

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New program provides support to faculty for grant proposals and funding opportunities

Nov. 3, 2017—The new Leveraged Proposal Organization and Development program — L-POD — supports faculty as they pursue grants and funding opportunities to bolster the university's competitiveness in research funding.

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‘Diversify Sponsorship of Your Research’ workshop set for Oct. 9

Sep. 14, 2017—The Office of the Provost, as part of the Provost's Initiative to Enhance Research and Scholarship (PIERS), is providing a campuswide educational workshop Oct. 9 to support the diversification of faculty research portfolios.

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Revised, enhanced limited submissions process launched

Sep. 7, 2017—The Office of the Provost has revamped the internal process for limited submission opportunities to increase transparency and bolster the competitiveness of submissions.

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PIERS to further excellence in research and scholarship

Dec. 12, 2016—A set of initiatives, collectively now referred to as PIERS, The Provost’s Initiatives to Enhance Research and Scholarship, will build off of existing practices and identify new approaches aimed at elevating Vanderbilt University’s international research profile and continuing to enhance the university’s competitiveness for research funding, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.

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