Research and Innovation

Continually advocating research, academic study, and innovation across the globe throughout our community. Vanderbilt is a top ranked research university within the United States.

Initiatives to Encourage Research & Innovation

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    Discovery Vanderbilt

    This initiative will catalyze Vanderbilt's transformative research and discovery by committing major resources to dramatically increase faculty, student and staff engagement and success in pursuing bold new ideas through disciplined, rigorous inquiry.

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    Immersion Vanderbilt

    The Immersion Vanderbilt funding initiative will provide financial support to faculty members mentoring small groups of students outside the classroom as they complete their culminating projects.

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    Collaborative Innovation

    Catalyzing vital economic, technological, and societal growth through radical collaboration across diverse disciplines and communities.

Global Engagement Funding

Global Scholars in Residence

The Global Scholars in Residence program provides financial support to faculty seeking to host a visiting scholar of group of scholars from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education or other non-U.S. non-profit educational and/or research-mission-driven entity.

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Global Engagement Travel Grant

The Global Engagement Travel Grants program provides financial support to faculty traveling internationally to academic conferences and professional development meetings/workshops.

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Global Engagement Research Seed Grant

The Global Engagement Research Seed Grants
support new and innovative faculty research endeavors that involve global engagement. The grants are meant to seed projects with larger funding capacities.

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Big Questions Fund

The Vice Provost's Office of Arts, Libraries & Global Engagement will fund annually two Big Questions colloquiums, summits, workshops, or summer schools to address pressing societal challenges of global interests.

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Faculty Research Spotlight

Faculty Research Spotlight

"For me this grant represents the culmination of my long-held desire to conduct research that benefits our global community. I'm very excited about this aspect of this project, which was made possible because of the access to world-class researchers in various departments who can bring their perspectives to a complex problem requiring multiple ways of attack in order to get it done." - Audrey Bowden

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Research Centers and Institutes

Vanderbilt sponsors and supports a diverse set of centers, institutes, programs and departments that are focused on a variety of international and global endeavors.

Research at Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt's Global Voices Fellowship is designed to expand Vanderbilt's global reach by amplifying the impact of faculty research through media training and enhanced strategic communications.