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Academic Pathways Eligibility Criteria

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. 

This application is open to individuals pursuing or holding a doctorate degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., etc.) and/or a law degree (J.D.). Applicants will typically have received their graduate degree within the last 3 years. All applicants who are offered a fellowship must provide proof of degree completion before the start of the fellowship. International applicants must hold a graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

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: