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First Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium to be held March 2

The first group of finalists for the Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will be on campus next week. The 15 finalists will visit with faculty and senior administrators to discuss collaborative research ideas.

The visit will culminate on March 2 with a capstone symposium in which the finalists will present their previous research and new project ideas. The symposium, which is open to the Vanderbilt community, will be in Sarratt Student Center rooms 331/325/327 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sessions will be divided into themed tracks devoted to the humanities, social sciences and life/physical/biomedical sciences. A complete schedule is available here.

The goal of the Academic Pathways Fellowship is to prepare post-docs to be highly competitive candidates for academic careers through robust mentoring combined with enhanced professional and leadership development. Sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Office of the Provost with additional funding from the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate of the National Science Foundation, Academic Pathways seeks to address the acute need for greater diversity within the professoriate.

For more information contact Clare McCabe, associate dean of the Graduate School and director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.