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Grants and Research Support

POD 3 Grants and Research Support

We are very excited to bring you POD 3's one-stop resource for your grant and contract needs!  Our hope is that you will familiarize yourself with the information we have provided and be able to use this as a tool for your grant and contract pursuits, such as:  funding opportunities, application deadline dates, notices, internal/external updates, etc.  Our goal is to support our faculty/staff in efforts to help fulfill the research, education and missions of the department and institution as a whole.  The PreAward Team is focused on providing you with the quality of service and commitment necessary, as Vanderbilt is in the Top 10 of NIH funding.

Your POD 3 PreAward Team,
Beth, Alicia & Angela


Beth Cyr

Beth Rivas, MBA
Grants Team Lead
476 Robinson Research Building
615-343-8373 phone

Alicia Davis

Alicia Davis
Administrative Assistant III
476 Robinson Research Building
615-322-8882 phone



PreAward Team Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide competent, professional preaward services to our internal and external customers by delivering timely and accurate work. We will strive to carry out our duties with the utmost integrity while promoting unity and personal growth with the group.

Useful Links

Vanderbilt Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP):
Vanderbilt Office of Contracts Management (OCM):
Vanderbilt PEER:
Vanderbilt FACTr (Finance Clinical Trails Billing Compliance):  
Vanderbilt Biosafety:
Federal Grants.Gov:
NIH eraCommons:
NIH forms page:
NIH Standard Due Dates:
NIH Non-Competing Application dues dates listing:  (use IPF number 8721001)
NIH Non-Competing Application Mailing addresses:
DOD website:
Proposal Central (AHA, ACS, Komen, and other agencies):
Training Grants:  Education Pod Personnel Overseeing TGs