Faculty invited to submit Discovery Grant and Research Scholar Grant proposals

Faculty invited to submit Discovery Grant and Research Scholar Grant proposals

The Office of the Provost invites faculty to submit proposals for the next round of Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants.


Both awards are open to all full-time VU-employed (provost-reporting) faculty. Proposals that advance research in areas related to race, diversity and inclusivity are encouraged.


Discovery Grants



  • Serve as a catalyst to external funding sources, supporting new ideas, cutting-edge research and the development of infrastructure.

  • Application portal opens Dec. 10.

  • Application deadline is Jan. 28, 2019.

  • For more information about the program, including eligibility standards, proposals requirements, funding guidelines and previous grantees, visit the program website.


Research Scholar Grants



  • Provide funding for innovative scholarship and creative expression projects.

  • Application portal opens Dec. 10.

  • Application deadline is Feb. 4, 2019.

  • For more information about the program, including eligibility standards, proposals requirements, funding guidelines and previous grantees, visit the program website.


All applications for both grants must be submitted online through InfoReady Review, Vanderbilt’s official submission portal.


To learn more about what faculty are doing with their Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants, visit the VU BreakThru, blog site.


Questions about either program may be directed to Schyler Turrin (615-875-1027; occi@vanderbilt.edu).


Apply for a grant on InfoReady Review >>


Infographic about Discovery and Research Scholar grants awarded at Vanderbilt