Support Services

Humanities and Social Sciences

Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
for Faculty and Graduate Students

Grants Resource Officer:

Marion Pratt
220F Garland Hall
615.343.9612 (phone)
615.343.8702 (fax)

2201 West End Ave.
301 Kirkland Hall
Nashville, TN 37240

*** PIVOT: the NEW TOOL for identifying funding opportunities: ***

Vanderbilt Faculty, Students, and Staff now have access to a powerful search database, Pivot, that lists thousands of funding opportunities. Pivot identifies  a wide variety of funding sources according to your research interests and the search parameters you use. Among other functions, Pivot:

  • Provides access to the most comprehensive source of funding opportunities globally
  • Identifies researcher expertise from within or outside of your organization
  • Enhances communication, monitoring, and tracking amongst individual faculty, teams, or researchers and the Research Development office
  • Allows the focus to be on winning the necessary awards and grants
  • Enables you to add internal deadlines to critical funding opportunities and sends weekly updates on saved searches you organize in your own folders
  • Create groups for sharing funding opportunities on an ongoing basis

You can create a personal account, which is free for VU faculty, staff, and students, at For additional information or advanced training on Pivot functions as well as guidance on funding opportunities offered by Foundations, please contact:

Melissa Vandewater, Development Coordinator, Foundation Relations Development and Alumni Relations,, 615-343-4574


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