In two years, TIPs awards have made significant impact

More than 250 faculty members and several hundred students from Vanderbilt’s 10 schools and colleges are currently addressing topics ranging from health care and educational technologies to the environment and big data through the TIPs award program, which supports the university’s mission to advance discovery and learning.

In addition, projects under the Trans-Institutional Programs banner have secured more than $12 million in external funding

The first two years of the program produced nearly 500 undergraduate student immersive experiences, including independent research projects in Africa, field work in Brazil, summer internships, senior design projects, immersion grants, ethnographic field work at community sites and outpatient clinics in and around Nashville, and projects through the Undergraduate Research Fellows Program.

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