Grant Matters


Effort Reporting and Effort Certification

  • Required reading for all faculty, staff, and students who receive salary funding from grants
  • Maximum effort that can be charged during summer
  • Support for effort while writing grant proposals


Responsible Conduct of Research

  • Crucial information for all who participate in research
  • Training required of postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, undergraduates


How to Read Monthly Financial Reports

  • How to download monthly financial reports from eDog and easily make sense of them  
  • Essential reading for all faculty who are principal investigators or co-investigators on grants


Writing and Submitting Grant Proposals

  • Links to information one needs to know before starting a proposal


Office of Sponsored Programs

  • A wealth of information for developing and submitting proposals and managing awards
  • Internal review procedures and timeline
  • Internal forms required for submitting proposals and managing grants
  • Indirect Cost (F&A) rates, fringe benefit rates, NIH salary cap information
  • Institutional type, name, mailing address, TIN number DUNS number, and other items required on most grant proposals
  • Links to Coeus, Coeus Lite, and Coeus Business Objects Universe
  • Links to PEER
  • Links to eRA and all Federal funding agencies,


Office of Contract and Research Administration

  • Information about administration of research contracts, subcontracts, and awards
  • Export Compliance Issues


Office of Contract and Grants Accounting

  • Vanderbilt policies and procedures, Federal requirements
  • Fringe benefit rates, Facility and Administrative cost rates
  • NIH salary cap
  • FAQs concerning what costs are allowable / not allowable on Federal grants
  • Record retention policy
  • Links to VU administrative offices
  • Links to Federal grant agencies and Federal policies


Research at VU

  • Useful links to Vanderbilt-specific opportunities and policies
  • Internal funding opportunities
  • Limited submission opportunities
  • Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program (VUSRP)
  • Policies concerning interns and observers
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB)


Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Information for Postdoctoral Scholars
  • Listing of Current Opportunities for postdoctoral training


Grant Opportunities in Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Listing of fellowship and grant opportunities, primarily for faculty and students in the Humanities and Social Sciences