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A&S Fellowships, Grants & Awards

The College of Arts and Science Dean's Office is deeply invested in supporting, rewarding, and celebrating the groundbreaking work of Arts and Science faculty. We offer multiple funding opportunities to support faculty research and creative expression, as detailed below, in addition to the funding sources that Vanderbilt University offers. We also recognize excellence in teaching and mentoring with our annual A&S Faculty and Graduate Student Awards.

Dean's Faculty Fellows

The Dean's Faculty Fellows (DFF) Program launched in 2018 to support untenured faculty in their research, scholarship, and creative expression during their probationary period. Fellows are selected by a committee from among many highly competitive nominations because of their scholarly accomplishments and the promise they show to make an impact in their respective fields. They hold the title for two years and receive additional support for their research. See the current and past cohorts of fellows and learn more about the nomination process.


The Dean’s Office is pleased to offer the A&S Internal Grants Program as a way to support faculty in their research, teaching, and service.

Grants are available in several categories:

Grant applications will be submitted through REDCap; upon logging in, applicants will be prompted to choose the grant for which they wish to apply.

All questions about internal grants should be directed to Angela Sutton.


Each year, the College of Arts and Science recognizes faculty and graduate students for excellence in teaching and mentoring.