IDDRC Collaborative Scholarship

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is sponsoring the first-ever network-wide IDDRC Collaborative Scholarship. The goal is to promote collaboration focused on innovative interdisciplinary research or research methodologies within the IDDRC network. The VKC will offer a limited number of scholarships per academic year.

Eligibility. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working in IDDRC-affiliated research laboratories, basic or clinical research programs, or research support cores may apply. Also open to VKC-affiliated faculty when research rationale merits. Applicants may be (a) those working in areas affiliated with other IDDRCs who seek short-term, intensive training and/or collaborative research experiences at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center IDDRC, or (b) those working in areas affiliated with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center IDDRC who seek short-term, intensive training and/or collaborative research experiences at other IDDRC laboratories/programs/cores.

Training Duration. Duration is flexible within a range of 2 to 6 weeks. Timing is to be arranged with and approved by IDDRC mentors at the recipient’s home IDDRC and IDDRC visited.

Scholarship Support. The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center IDDRC will provide up to $1,000 in living expenses and up to $500 for travel, for a maximum total of $1,500.

Expectations. Recipients will be required to submit a brief report (1-3 pages) following the Collaboration to summarize the experience. Reports will be shared with the recipient’s mentors at their home IDDRC and in the visited IDDRC, as well as with the network of IDDRC directors and their leadership. If the applicant later presents or publishes data related to the collaborative experience, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center support should be acknowledged.

Application Process. Contact Courtney Taylor to request application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the IDDRC Collaborative Scholarship Faculty Committee.

IDDRC Leadership

Core Directors

The VKC Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Grant #1P50HD103537-01.