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TIPsEntering its fifth year as part of the university’s $50 million strategic investment in interdisciplinary research, Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) are a centerpiece of the Academic Strategic Plan. The program is designed to serve as a catalyst 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. Visit the TIPs website to learn more. 


TIPs Council & Review Panels

The TIPs Council, which was a recommendation of the Academic Strategic Plan, facilitates the development and support of new trans-institutional efforts. The council works to identify ambitious, innovative and inspiring proposals that address society’s most pressing problems as well as the criteria by which they will be selected for investment. To assist the council in its decisions, the Chancellor established three review panels made up of a cross-section of faculty across Vanderbilt's schools and colleges. View the TIPs Council and Review Panels >>

 Apply for TIPs via InfoReady

Beginning this fall, Vanderbilt will begin accepting TIPs proposal applications for the 2019 cycle online via InfoReady Review, a web-based platform that streamlines the proposal submission and review process, and allows for more systematic feedback to applicants.