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Faculty Grant Information






Funding opportunities that support innovation

All full-time faculty may apply


Immersion Mini-Grants      

funding for up to $3,000                       Submissions on a rolling basis


Immersion Scholar Grants

funding for up to $15,000 per year (for 2 years), submissions on a rolling basis



Professional Development Grants


  • Course Development Summer Salary Grants $5,000 Submission January-March
  • Professional Travel Grants up to $2,500 Rolling deadline
  • Professional Expenses Grants up to $500 Rolling deadline


Sesquicentennial Grants

$5,000-$50,000           Submission deadline 1/23/23



Rapid-Advance MicroGrant Program (RAMP)

$500 - $5,000              Reviewed monthly



VCL Language Grants*

Up to $2000                 Submission deadline 2/15/23

  • Faculty travel (may be used in combination with another travel grant, but only covers transportation and lodging, no meals)
  • Course enhancement (speaker fees, materials, community connection—but does not pay for student transportation)
  • Campus enrichment (language integration on campus through events, exhibits, musical performances; co-sponsorship encouraged)

Send proposals, including detailed budget, to  Funds must be used by July 1, 2023.


*Funding provided to the Vanderbilt Center for Languages by the Center for Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies