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Research Scholar Grants

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Overview

Fototeka 2017 Research Scholar Grants announced

The Research Scholar Grant program provides funding for innovative scholarship and creative expression projects that are unlikely to have extramural funding options available. These awards support humanistic research and efforts that result in the creation of artistic or humanist bodies of work. All full-time, VU-employed (Provost-reporting) faculty are eligible. Summary Document

Eligibility and Process Requirements

  • All full-time, VU-employed (Provost-reporting) faculty are eligible. 
  • Demonstrate potential to enhance the scholarly reputation of those involved.
  • Advance the scholarly profile and visibility of Vanderbilt University.
  • Faculty may submit up to two proposals, with no more than one proposal in any single category.
  • Proposals involving graduate students are encouraged.
  • Only full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to submit proposals.
  • Proposals may involve support from non-tenured faculty.
  • Proposals that advance research in areas related to race, diversity and inclusivity are welcome.  
  • For a full list of eligibility and process requirements, please click HERE.

Categories of Support

Awards are typically for one year, but the program will consider, on a case-by-case basis, requests for two consecutive years of funding in the Faculty Development category. Two-year awards will only be made in the most compelling cases.

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Funding categories include:

  • Faculty Development Grants provide funds for an individual investigator to carry out research, including disciplinary research.
  • Research Scholar Fellowships provide partial salary support for a second semester of leave. To be eligible, a faculty member must have been granted two semesters of approved leave.
  • Summer Stipends are awarded on a competitive basis to faculty who propose summer research of exceptional quality or promise.
  • Other

               - Lectures and/or Symposia.
               - Undergraduate Research Supervision Grants.

For more information on each of the Categories of Support, please click HERE.

Previously Awarded Projects Sample

Key Dates

  • Proposal window opens: Dec. 11 2017 (tentative)
  • Proposals due: Feb. 12, 2018 (tentative)
  • Award announcements: May 2018
  • Funds available: July 1, 2018

Photo credit (photo 1):
Vesna Pavlović

Fototeka (Projection Still III), 2015

From “Fabrics of Socialism” series

Archival pigment print

16 x 24 inch

 

Photo credit (photo 2):

Tracy Miller

Fengguo Monastery, Mahāvīra Hall

Interior showing statuary altar, 1020 CE (Liao dynasty)

 

Yixian, Liaoning Province

Nixon D80 Direct Photograph

November, 2008

Sponsored by Vanderbilt University RSG, the NEH and the Graham Foundation