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Application Instructions

Required Application Components 

Each of the following components are required in order to be considered a complete application.

Online Application Form

See below for the link to the application. Please note that the application will not be made available until the open date.

Cover Letter

Because of the importance of a scholarly fit between applicants and faculty, identify specific faculty, laboratories and/or groups you would like to collaborate with, if selected. You are welcome to contact faculty via email to discuss common scholarly interests. See Eligibility Criteria for a list of participating Vanderbilt colleges and schools.

Maximum length: 1 page

Curriculum Vitae

A current curriculum vitae which must include publications. 

Dissertation Summary and Other Recent Scholarly Endeavors

Summarize your dissertation and other recent scholarly endeavors. A statement of planned research is not requested at this time. If you are selected as a finalist, you will work with your prospective hosts to formulate a research concept.

Maximum length: 3 pages

Personal Statement

Describe why you are interested in this opportunity; for example, career aspirations, relevant leadership experience, relevant experiences in diversity and inclusion efforts and other key points for the committee to consider.

Maximum length: 3 pages

Writing Sample (humanities applicants only)

An article- or chapter-length sample of written work representative of your scholarly research.

Maximum length: 40 pages (double spaced)

Letters of Recommendation

A minimum of two letters of recommendation are required. You may submit up to four letters. Note: You must submit your application  before  your reference letters can be submitted. Instructions are sent to your recommenders. The deadline for submitted reference letters is  November 5, 2017, at 11:59 PM Central .

If you are selected as a finalist, you will be required to visit Vanderbilt and meet with faculty and students from prospective host departments to exchange ideas and develop a research concept. Your visit will conclude with a capstone symposium, including research presentations by finalists and a brief summary of a collaborative research concept.

Apply

Application to the Academic Pathways Program may be made electronically through the link below. For questions about the application process, please contact Irene McKirgan.

The application link for Fall 2018 will be posted here on October 1, 2017. See Dates & Deadlines.