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Federal and Foundation Funding

Dr. Maithilee Kunda conversing with NSF program officer for the CS For All programRDS assists with securing federal, state, and private/foundation external support for research. We identify opportunities, connect with sponsors, and assist in developing compelling proposals.   

Request Federal or Foundation Proposal Support

RDS provides a variety of proposal support services, including:

  • Project Management for Proposal Submission
  • Facilitation of Research Team Formation
  • Content Development & Critical Review
  • Graphic Development
  • Coordination for Leadership Support Letters

Identify Funding Possibilities

RDS provides access to two different grant databases for Vanderbilt researchers. RDS will also conduct targeted funding searches for faculty members. Contact us at if you’d like our support in finding funding for your research or if you have questions about using GrantForward or SPIN.

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