Academic Pathways FAQ
The most frequently asked questions pertaining to the Academic Pathways program are listed below.
Don't see the answer to your question? For questions and additional information regarding Academic Pathways, please contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
If you are not a US citizen you must hold an advanced degree from an institution in the United States to be eligible to apply.
When prompted to select your primary host school preference, please select the Vanderbilt School/College and academic department/program that would be best suited as your academic home. This will typically be the same school and department as the faculty member that you identified as a potential primary mentor.
Ask your recommender to check their spam folder as the email may have been treated as spam. In Interfolio, under the letters on the left side menu, you can resend the letters as well. If they still cannot find the email, you should contact Interfolio support, who can assist with account creation.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to research and career goals that are consistent with the following school’s research foci and faculty expertise:
- College of Arts & Science
- Owen Graduate School of Management
- Peabody College of Education and Human Development
- School of Divinity
- School of Engineering
- School of Law
- School of Nursing
- School of Medicine