A guide to sources of funding for Vanderbilt graduate students.
This guide is intended to assist Vanderbilt graduate students locate dissertation and fellowship funding.
Look to this corner for Vanderbilt resources.
The databases listed below provide a multidisciplinary starting point for your funding search. They are searchable by discipline or research topic.
Whenever a keyword or free text search option is available, consider including keywords like "dissertation" or "graduate students" to help narrow your search.
"Vanderbilt subscription" indicates that if you are off-campus, you will be prompted for your VUNet ID and password in order to use these databases.
- Foundation Directory Online
A database of the entire universe of over 98,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S. (Vanderbilt subscription)
- Grant Advisor+
Leading source of information on grant, research, and fellowship opportunities for U.S. institutions of higher education and their faculty. (Vanderbilt subscription)
Newspaper for the Research World. (Vanderbilt subscription)
- NIH RePORTER
Database contains National Institute of Health funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions
- Graduate and Professional Student Funding
Comprehensive database to locate funding for research, study, and projects. (Duke University)
Useful for basic science research funding. Advanced Search allows option for searching by experience level. (Science/AAAS)
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