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Eligibility Criteria

This application is open to individuals with a doctorate degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., etc.) and/or a law degree (J.D.) who have received their degree within the last 3 years. Academic Pathways welcomes proposals from all eligible individuals; no person shall be excluded from participation on grounds of race, color, age, sex, national origin or disability. External applicants (i.e., non-Vanderbilt) will be given priority consideration.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to research and career goals that are consistent with the following school’s research foci and faculty expertise, and must have strong professional aspirations for faculty positions within the academy. The following Vanderbilt colleges and schools are participants in the program:

International applicants must hold an advanced degree that is equivalent to the degrees outlined above from an institution in the United States. All applicants who are offered a fellowship must provide proof of degree completion before the start of the fellowship.