November 19, 2021

VUMC Limited Submission Opportunity: Dr. Scholl Foundation Grant Program; deadline is Dec. 16


These instructions are for VUMC investigators. VU investigators should apply through InfoReady and address any questions to


VUMC may submit one application to the 2022 Dr. Scholl Foundation Grant Program. The Dr. Scholl Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world. They value innovation, practicality, hard work and compassion. The foundation’s grant program offers 1 year grants of $5,000 to $25,000 in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Social Service
  • Healthcare
  • Civic and Cultural
  • Environmental

The categories above are not intended to limit the interest of the Foundation from considering other worthwhile projects. In general, the Foundation guidelines are broad for flexibility in providing grants.

Examples of previously funded healthcare projects include – nurse leaders program, palliative care/education, pediatric cardio fellowship, physician training in pediatric psycho-oncology, psychiatry residency training, cancer outreach programs, diabetes projects, underserved women’s health initiatives, etc.

The Dr. Scholl Foundation does not consider funding for event sponsorships (including the purchase of tables, tickets or advertisements) or for endowments, capital campaigns, or general support. See the full list of exclusions here.

See the program page, the foundation’s homepage, and its mission statement for more information.

Internal Application Process:

Anyone interested in being considered to submit Vanderbilt’s proposal must submit the following (in a single PDF) to by 5 p.m. on December 16:

  1. Brief (2-page maximum) research plan including summary budget;
  2. Statement of support from department chair/center director;
  3. NIH Biosketch or 5-page CV

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to