Funding & Resources

F32 Grant Support

NIH National Research Service Awards (F32) are one of the primary sources of individual funding for postdoctoral fellows.  If you are considering applying for an F32 grant, email Faith Bishop to set up an appointment for you and your mentor to meet with Roger Chalkley to discuss strategy.  The BRET office can provide you with valuable boilerplate text and advice for your application.

Vanderbilt Resources for Writing Your Grant

The BRET office has compiled boiler plate text and supporting documents that describe the institutional activities and services in place to support the training of postdoctoral fellows at VUMC. The text describes resources such as the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Career Development Office, and Responsible Conduct of Research training. You may customize this test to incorporate it into your own fellowship or career development award application.

StarBRITE includes resources for first-time investigators, grant-writing assistance & research related templates, along with a customized action plan that includes a necessary list of approvals for each funding application.

The BRET Office of Career Development has several copies of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook available for check-out. Copies of the handbooks for both the NIH and other agencies are available to be checked out for a 2 week period. Contact Kim Petrie for more information.

Frequently asked questions for NIH F32 

Funding Application Resources




Additional Resources

Walk-up tech support available at Tech Hub in Light Hall

A Tech Hub is now open in the south lobby of Light Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday. Vanderbilt IT encourages all students, faculty and staff to stop by if they are experiencing issues with wireless connectivity, email setup or other IT issues on their laptops, mobile and tablet devices.

The Tech Hub offers walk-up tech support for the Vanderbilt community and is an extension of the Vanderbilt IT Help Desk. For more information, please visit


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