Limited and External Funding Opportunity Announcements

 

Active Internal Calls for Limited Submission Nominations 


 

2018 Macy Faculty Scholars Program- Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

Deadline extended to December 12th!

Vanderbilt is anticipating the opportunity to nominate one candidate from the School of Medicine for the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Program. The goal is to develop the next generation of national leaders in medical and nursing education. The program will support the Macy Faculty Scholars in leading new educational innovations at their home institutions and will provide opportunities for further career development through national meetings and participation in other Macy activities. This award typically provides $100,000 per year for up to two years.

Eligibility:

  • served for five or more years as a faculty member, ideally at the sponsoring school
  • identified a faculty mentor who will provide advice on the candidate’s project and career development
  • is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories

The Foundation is particularly interested in the following:

  • Interprofessional education to promote teamwork and interprofessional collaboration
  • New models of clinical education that emphasize longitudinal, integrated experiences with patients, families, and faculty
  • New content in health professional curricula such as quality improvement, patient safety, systems analysis, health economics, and the social determinants of health
  • Education of health professionals to care for underserved populations, including addressing the need for more primary care providers
  • Programs to diversify the health professional workforce so that it more closely matches across many dimensions the populations to be served
  • Domestic programs that promote an understanding of global health

Guidelines for Selection:

Anyone interested in being considered as one of Vanderbilt’s nominees must submit the following (in PDF format) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by 5:00 p.m. on December 12, 2017

  • Brief (2 page maximum) description of the educational innovation project;
  • Brief statement of support from candidate’s mentor indicating a commitment to advise the candidate on project work and career development;
  • Brief CV or NIH Biosketch

Submissions should reference the program name in the subject line of the email. 

Please contact us at LSO@vanderbilt.edu if you have any questions about the internal review process. Questions regarding the program, foundation, or proposal development can be directed to Adele White, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (adele.white@vumc.org).


2018 Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Events Sponsorship Program

Internal applications due December 15th

Vanderbilt may submit 1 application to the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Events Sponsorship Program. Applicants may request up to $4,000 to support events which involve participants from more than one ORAU institution. Such events may include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Event must occur between April 1 and September 30.
  • Funding must be awarded prior to the event.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Potential impact of the event, including the number of institutions or participants
  • Student participation is considered a positive factor.
  • New events have preference over events that are on-going with an established financial model.
  • Preference will be given to events in STEM disciplines.

Internal Application Process:

Interested faculty should must submit the below items (in PDF format) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2017.  Submissions should reference the program name in the subject line of the email.

  1. Brief (2 page maximum) event description including
    • the date and location of the event
    • other participating ORAU Member Institutions
    • history of the event (if it is part of a series)
    • purpose and scope of the event
    • anticipated outcomes
    • summary budget
  2. Brief CV (5 page max) or NIH Biosketch

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to LSO@vanderbilt.edu.


Regional Public Health Training Centers (PHTC) Program

Internal applications due December 22nd

Program Overview:

The Regional PHTC Program seeks to increase the number of individuals in the public health workforce, enhance the quality of this workforce, and improve the ability of this workforce to meet national, state, and local health care needs. Specifically this program aims to strengthen the public health workforce through tailored training and technical assistance involving collaborative, community-based projects. Training curricula will provide skill-based, interactive instruction and quality education using multiple modalities (i.e., synchronous, asynchronous, distance-based, bi-directional video), underscoring the following eight cross-cutting core public health competency domains in the primary areas of (1) systems thinking, (2) change management, and (3) persuasive communication; and secondary areas of (4) data analytics, (5) problem solving, (6) training a "health work force [sic] that reflects and responds to the cultural diversity of populations served" as supported by section 766(b)(1),(7) resource management, and (8) policy engagement. Each PHTC must develop trainings in the three primary areas and may develop trainings in the secondary areas and beyond based on the results from local health needs assessments. Among the local health needs, recipients are encouraged to consider addressing the clinical priorities of the HHS including mental health, opioid abuse, and childhood obesity. Moreover, the program aims to establish and enhance collaborative partnerships among state and local health departments, primary care providers, and related organizations (to include non-traditional partners) as they work together to address critical local public health needs.

Program Requirements

Regional PHTCs are required to fulfill the following statutory requirements:

1. Designate a geographic area or medically underserved population to be served by the Center, located apart from the teaching facility of the school that is participating in the program with this Center;

2. Involve faculty members and students in collaborative projects to enhance public health services to medically underserved communities to better address issues related to the social determinants of health;

3. Assess the health personnel needs of the area to be served by the center by assessing the real-time public health issues, health personnel needs, and training gaps of the area to be served by the Center and assist in the planning and development of training programs to meet these needs. Again, applicants are encouraged to consider addressing the clinical priorities of HHS including mental health, opioid abuse, and childhood obesity; and

4. Establish or strengthen field placements for students at public or nonprofit health agencies or organizations, including hospitals, community-based health care facilities, and non-traditional health care settings

Internal Application Process:

Interested applicants should apply through InfoReady by December 22, 2017: https://vanderbilt.infoready4.com/CompetitionSpace/#competitionDetail/17...

The following materials are required for internal submission:

  • VUNETID
  • Proposal Abstract
  • Description of your project (2 pages max, PDF format)
  • Recent Biographical Sketch or CV (PDF format)

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to LSO@vanderbilt.edu.


NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)

Internal applications due January 3rd, 2018

Program Overview:

Vanderbilt may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field to the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM).

A well-educated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is a significant contributor to maintaining the competitiveness of the U.S. in the global economy. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by the program and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships and to advance the adaptation, implementation, and study of effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM. The S-STEM program encourages collaborations among different types of partners: Partnerships among different types of institutions; collaborations of STEM faculty and institutional, educational, and social science researchers; and partnerships among institutions of higher education and local business and industry, if appropriate.

The program seeks:

  1. to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM;
  2. to improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and
  3. to generate knowledge to advance understanding of how factors or evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities affect the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM of low-income students.

The anticipated funding amount is $70,000,000 to $95,000,000.

Eligibility:

The STEM disciplines supported by the S-STEM program include:

  • Biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields);
  • Physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science);
  • Mathematical sciences;
  • Computer and information sciences;
  • Geosciences;
  • Engineering; and
  • Technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example, biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology, etc.)

Internal Application Process:

Interested applicants should apply through InfoReady by January 3, 2018: https://vanderbilt.infoready4.com/CompetitionSpace/#competitionDetail/17...

The following materials are required for internal submission:

  • VUNETID
  • Proposal Abstract
  • Description of your project (2 pages max, PDF format)
  • Recent Biographical Sketch or CV (PDF format)

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to LSO@vanderbilt.edu.

 


Active Internal Calls for NON-Limited External Nominations 


Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

Applicatoins due January 10, 2018

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Erin Morrison (VUMCDEV Corporate & Foundation Relations) for assistance with proposal development.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community. The goal of the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is to recruit and retain individuals who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, early in their careers.

The program is open to basic science researchers and physician-scientists in the biomedical and life science disciplines. Fellows will receive funding for their postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding during their early career years as independent faculty. The program includes opportunities for career development, including mentoring and networking with others in HHMI’s scientific community.


L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program


Applications due February 2, 2018

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each. Since 2003, we’ve awarded 70 postdoctoral women scientists over $3.5 million in grants. We’re seeking five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

Candidates are selected from a variety of fields including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started in their postdoctoral position by the application deadline.

The application and more information about the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program can be found at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience


Agilent Early Career Professor Award

Applications due February 28, 2018

2018 Focus: Contributions to the development and advancement of techniques and approaches for the study of the human microbiome, microbiome-host interactions and interaction between individual microbiome components.

Selection Criteria

Significant original research contributions enabling measurements of importance to Agilent Technologies and the world

Outstanding potential for future research

Alignment with the 2018 Focus: Contributions to the development and advancement of techniques and approaches for the study of the human microbiome, microbiome-host interactions and interaction between individual microbiome components"

Professor (see FAQ) completed Ph.D. (residency in case of M.D.'s or M.D.- Ph.D.'s) not earlier than January 2008.