Fellowship and Grant Opportunities for Faculty and Graduate Students

Humanities and Social Sciences

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 pivot.cos.com . 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, melissa.vandewater@vanderbilt.edu , 615-343-4574


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