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Research Resources

Interested in conducting a research project overseas, but have questions about how to get started? The resources and offices below are geared to assist faculty, students and staff with research-related inquiries.

Discovery Grant Program

The Discovery Grant program is designed to serve as a catalyst for significant external funding sources — supporting new ideas, cutting-edge research and the development of infrastructure.

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Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant Program

The Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant Program helps faculty pursue international research, scholarship and creative expression projects or to pursue strategic, time-sensitive opportunities for global research and engagement.

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Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries

The library sees international engagement and scholarship as one of their key strengths and missions, regularly hosting international visiting scholars.

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Office of the Vice Provost for Research

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research supports international research with a series of resources, including Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA), the Office of Research Development and Support (ORDS) and the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CTTC).

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Research Scholar Grant Program

The Research Scholar Grant program provides funding for innovative scholarship and creative expression projects that are unlikely to have extramural funding options available.

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Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA)

Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) serves as a central resource providing guidance and stewardship by supporting the entire research community at Vanderbilt – including processing proposals and negotiating grants, contracts, and other agreements.

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Study Away Risk Assessment Committee (SARAC)

The Study Away Risk Assessment Committee (SARAC) is responsible for authorizing university-sponsored educational or service opportunities involving travel when there is a significant health or safety concern.

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Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs)

The Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) initiative is designed to support new ideas, cutting-edge research and the development of infrastructure by supporting emerging and existing trans-institutional centers and institutes.

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Vanderbilt Export Compliance (VEC)

The Vanderbilt Export Compliance (VEC) office is dedicated to providing assistance and centralized resources for all Vanderbilt export control-related activities.

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Vanderbilt Incident Response for Travel (VIRT)

Vanderbilt Incident Response for Travel (VIRT) is a team dedicated to providing safety-related guidance and assistance for members of the Vanderbilt University community who are traveling away from campus on VU-related travel.

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