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Grant Matters

External Grants and Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

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

Writing and Submitting Grant Proposals

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

Sponsored Programs Administration

  • 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 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)