MCSAC Grant Application and Guidelines

MCSAC Grants

Guidelines for the
Medical Center Staff Advisory Council (MCSAC)
Grant Awards
Application Deadline: TBA


The Medical Center Staff Advisory Council (MCSAC) is not accepting grant applications at this time. These funds are intended to benefit staff, faculty, patients, and/or Vanderbilt affiliated community projects. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications that benefit the VUMC community and will have a lasting impact or which may lead to future programs.


Applications are evaluated based on the impact to the VUMC community, the need, and the likelihood of success. Applications are not evaluated on the amount of monies requested, but on the detail in the application. 


MCSAC grants are generally considered one-time grants and are not intended to support annual requests for a program or project. However, programs or projects that merit such consideration can be submitted and will be reviewed with the understanding that future funding is not guaranteed.


MCSAC grant awards may not be used for any of the following:

                Routine departmental items

 Renovation of physical facilities

                Telephone services

                Laboratory or office furniture

                Dues, professional memberships or journal subscriptions

                Recruiting fees

                Maintenance contracts

                Computer equipment

                Personnel salary support


We will fund as many applications as possible; however, as funds are limited, we will not be accepting any applications for projects or programs over $1000. 


Grant awardees will be requested to present their project to the MCSAC. We also request that grant awardees provide a summary of the project or program outcome as well as how funds were spent at the conclusion of the project/program .


Guidelines and application materials can be requested by contacting Staff Council Treasurer, Dana Campbell at dana.campbell@vanderbilt.edu


2014 grant applicants were notified of the outcome of their application in March.


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