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The Vanderbilt International Office (VIO) Research Grants Program has three objectives:

  1. to enhance the research and teaching programs at Vanderbilt by providing seed funding to establish selective international research collaborations and exchanges;
  2. to promote the academic reputation of Vanderbilt outside the U.S. and to enhance recruitment of international faculty and students;
  3. to build sustainable institutional partnerships with peer institutions overseas.

Tenured or tenure-track faculty with a primary appointment in University Central are eligible to apply. Projects may involve faculty from any school, including the Medical Center, but the Principal Investigator must be a tenured or tenure-track faculty member from A&S, Engineering, Peabody, Owen, Divinity, Law, the Graduate School, or the equivalent at Blair. Full-time, permanent staff and graduate/professional students from any school may also be included in a project.

Click here to read more about the VIO research grants.

VIO grant receipients can view the VIO Research Grant Summary Guidelines here.

Past VIO Research Grant Recipients

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While not limited to research with an international focus, the research resources provided to VU faculty, staff and students by various campus units are invaluable. Several of the main support resources are listed below.

Scholarships/Fellowships for VU students
  • Nichols Humanitarian Fund. The Nichols Humanitarian Fund was established in 2006 by the E.C. and Lucile Hamby Nichols Trust. The purpose of the fund is to enable Vanderbilt students to volunteer for local, domestic, or international humanitarian service opportunities. Support is primarily focused on summer projects or on projects that take place during defined academic breaks. Funds are available for educational and other expenses.
  • Sandra and Roger Deromedi International Service Learning Scholarship. The Sandra and Roger Deromedi International Service Learning Scholarship was created in 2010 in order to enable Vanderbilt students to volunteer for international service learning opportunities.
  • The Office of Honor Scholarships provides information, outreach, and support to Vanderbilt students who have the potential to become candidates for nationally-competitive fellowships.

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The resources included in this section include awards and competitions open to both US and non-US citizens or permanent residents for which VU faculty, staff or students may qualify. Please review individual listings for details.

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