Funding Programs

The university’s internal faculty funding programs are designed to launch or propel discovery, scholarship, works of art and creative expression. They help faculty enhance their careers at critical junctures, secure external funding, or to venture into new research or scholarship areas. They help advance faculty career and professional development as well as support classroom innovations and pedagogical advances in teaching.

Details may be found at the following links along with program contact details who can provide more information.

For a complete list of resources available to faculty, visit the Faculty Gateway.

Research and Scholarship


Limited Submission Opportunities

National Museum of African American Music

Rapid Advancement Micro-Grant Program Awards (RAMP)

SEC Travel Grant Program

Seeding Success


Bold Fellows Program 

Course Design Institute

Course Improvement Grants

Educational Advancement Fund

Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

Career and Professional Development

Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Faculty Awards

Faculty Dependent Care Grant 

Global Voices Fellowship

Limited Submission Opportunities

Vanderbilt’s Global Voices Fellowship

Past Faculty Funding Programs