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VPRAD Application Deadline

Thursday, January 17, 2019,

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  • Location: Sam Gannon • 2525 West End Ave • TN

Are you ready to take your career at VUMC to the next level?

The Vanderbilt Program in Research Administration Development (VPRAD) Level 1 is recruiting candidates for its 28th cohort, which begins in August. Are you ready to join us?
What is VPRAD?
VPRAD is a short-term (~3 months), intensive educational experience for staff members who want to learn more about the Vanderbilt Research Enterprise.
Level 1 is designed for folks who have some experience in an aspect of research-related administration, but who would like to learn more.
Who should attend VPRAD?
VPRAD is appropriate for anyone who works in a:

  • Basic or bench lab
  • Clinical research area
  • Educational or Social/Behavioral research area
  • Financial or Administrative area
  • Leadership position in the research enterprise

What is Included in VPRAD?
VPRAD includes a broad-based curriculum that is intended to introduce concepts and terms within research administration, including support and compliance in the research enterprise and elements of both pre- and post-award for grants and contracts.
You can expect:

  • Workshop-Style Learning from Experts and Leadership
  • Fun Activities
  • Experiential Tours
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Mentoring Experience
  • Comprehensive Exam

How do I apply for VPRAD?  
Submit your application here! The deadline for submissions is Thursday January 17th!

Is there a cost to attend VPRAD?
There is a one-time $150 fee for VUMC employees to attend the VPRAD Level 1 Program (due at orientation on January 31st).

How can I learn more about VPRAD?
For more information on VPRAD, you can register for VPRAD Level 0 which is offered