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The Chancellor’s Awards for Research on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Call for Nominations: Spring 2018
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018

These Chancellor’s Awards for Research will recognize excellence in research, scholarship, or creative expression that advance our understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion. The awards will be given for works presented or published on these topics in the preceding three calendar years. All full-time faculty are eligible for consideration. Furthermore, research teams (two or more faculty) at Vanderbilt are also eligible for consideration. The team would be a single nomination and would share the award.

The Faculty Research Awards Review Committee, chaired by the Vice Provost for Academic and Strategic Affairs, will review all nominations and then make recommendations to the Provost who in turn will forward final recommendations to the Chancellor. The award consists of a cash prize of $ 2,000 and an engraved pewter julep cup. It is presented during Fall Assembly. The first recipients were named in 2016.

Nomination Guidelines

Nominations must be submitted through the InfoReady Review System.

Previous Winners


  • Jason Grissom (Leadership, Policy, & Organizations)
  • Evelyn Patterson (Sociology)


  • Gilbert Gonzales (Health Policy)
  • Ebony O. McGee (Teaching & Learning) and William H. Robinson (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)