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Edge Office

Frequently Asked Questions

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Our expert staff can expedite access to what you need or help you navigate our resources and programs.
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Receive an invitation to a new faculty lunch hosted by Dr. Hartmann or Dr. Bastarache.
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Request a call or meeting.
In-person meetings and mentor panel meetings are scheduled 4 to 6 weeks in advance. Indicate in the subject line if the reason for the meeting is urgent and/or confidential. To expedite attention to crucial needs, Dr. Hartmann may facilitate a call outside business hours.
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Find out what’s happening at Edge for Scholars.
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Visit our Edge Reviews page for the current calendar and deadlines.

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Visit our Grant Text page. If the information you need is not there, email Rebecca Helton.

Please allow up to one week for data to be returned, longer if the request is very large or detailed.

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Manuscript Sprints are held 1-3 times per year depending on interest and staff availability. New sprints are announced via the mailing list. Email Verna Wright to request a new sprint.

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Visit the [seminars page] to view slides and videos of past Newman Society and Edge seminars. Videos/slides are typically posted within a week of the seminar.

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The Funded Grants Library allows Vanderbilt and Meharry faculty to view and download funded grant applications.

Email Adrienne Babcock requesting access. If you are an Assistant Professor, Instructor, postdoc, fellow, resident or grad student, copy your primary mentor on your request.

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Email the grant to Rebecca Helton. You can either send the entire grant file as downloaded from eRA Commons or send selected pieces, whichever you prefer. We will black out any salary information. Please include summary sheets. If you resubmitted, we appreciate having both versions of the grant and both sets of summary sheets to aid in teaching how to respond to reviewer feedback.

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The deadline for the survey of intent is January 15 (or first business day after if that falls on a weekend or holiday). You must submit one of these surveys to continue to the application stage. Full applications are due on February 15 or the first business day after. Instructions on how to apply and what to include in your application, as well as frequently asked questions, are on the VFRS page.

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Pilot funding is handled by a different VICTR team. Visit their pilot funding site.

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Studios are managed by a different VICTR team. Visit their site to set one up.

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Attend Newman Society and Edge seminars labeled as RCR credit-bearing (announced 1-2 weeks in advance via the mailing list). Follow instructions given in the seminar to log your attendance in StarBRITE.

The BRET Office holds a full-day RCR training once per year. You can also view the campus-wide Research Education calendar and filter by RCR.

Read our blog post on the many ways activities you do can count as RCR education.

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One of our senior mentors gives advice on writing your career development award progress reports. We also have a post on writing the RCR section of your progress report.

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Flight Tracker runs on REDCap. Ask Scott Pearson to enable the Flight Tracker for Scholars External Module on a REDCap project for you. The software will lead you through the rest of the setup and start collecting data automatically.

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The Flight Tracker consortium meets on Zoom on the first Wednesday of every month at 1pm Central Time. An optional Troubleshooting/Support meeting is held on the third Wednesday of every month at 1pm Central Time. Finally, a “newbie” session is held at various times each month. Email Scott Pearson for an invitation to any of these. Flight Tracker also has an in-app Help section with an FAQ.

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