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Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs)

Trans-Institutional Programs

Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) are a centerpiece of the Academic Strategic Plan. The program is designed to support new ideas, cutting-edge research and the development of infrastructure by supporting emerging and existing trans-institutional centers and institutes. The awards are meant to support organizations that facilitate research and teaching collaborations across disciplines, aim to address topics of critical academic and societal interest, embrace discovery and spark learning to position Vanderbilt as a world leader in a given area. This program is open to all VU and VUMC-employed faculty.




For more information about the program or the proposal process:

Schyler Turrin
Project and Program Manager 
(615) 875-1027.

Key Dates

  • Application portal opens:
    Sept. 30, 2019
  • Pre-proposals due:
    Nov. 4, 2019
  • Full proposals due:
    Jan. 20, 2020
  • Awards announced:
    May  2020
  • Funds available:
    July 1, 2020