March 11, 2010

VUMC Researchers - Help Us Improve the FIND Grants Web Site by Taking Our Survey

Launched in 2008, the FIND Grants Web site helps Vanderbilt University faculty, clinicians and scientists find non-federal funding.

We want to make FIND Grants as effective as possible for our researchers. Faculty members are invited to participate in an online survey that should take no more than five minutes to complete. To participate, log on to FIND Grants with your VUNet ID and password and click on the link to ‘Take our Survey.'

Your input will help us evaluate how we can improve the visibility and relevance of FIND Grants. Complete the survey before April 30 and you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Winner will be notified by e-mail on May 3. One entry per person allowed.

Developed exclusively for VU researchers, FIND Grants, short for Foundation INitiatives Database, allows researchers to hone search criteria by factors such as experience level, citizenship, award amount and deadline to find the funding opportunities for which they are best suited.

The Web database includes grants from more than 200 foundations and is updated weekly by the Development for Biomedical Research staff. Visit www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/findgrants to access the database.