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Streamlining Administrative Processes and Developing a Potential Institute or Center


The Office of the Provost is exploring institutional arrangements ranging from an overarching center or institute to executive leadership with the goal of designing a strategic framework for identifying and supporting synergies and potential collaborations on campus, and for creating additional opportunities for international engagement.

In addition, Vanderbilt has been taking strides to streamline administrative processes for international research. For example, in the last year, concerted efforts have resulted in a 71 percent drop in visa processing time and a much clearer and faster export control process. Other administrative processes and procedures ranging from bringing guests to campus to facilitating faculty travel and research overseas are being evaluated. 

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Administrative Processes Supporting International Research and Scholarship

  • The Vanderbilt Export Compliance (VEC) office is dedicated to providing assistance and centralized resources for all Vanderbilt export control-related activities, to include international travel, immigration, foreign shipments, etc. Learn more by visiting the VEC  website .
  • Employment Visas Support - Facilitates employment related visas such as H1B and permanent residence. Please visit this website for additional details.
  • The Sponsored Program Administration contract team facilitates negotiation of grants and contracts from international sponsors. Please reach out to the Director of Contracts for assistance.