Second Academic Pathways symposium set for Feb. 23

The second annual Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium will be held on campus next week and feature presentations from the finalists for the 2018 Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The candidates will be on campus Feb. 19-23 to visit with faculty and senior administrators to discuss collaborative research ideas.

The visit culminates on Feb. 23 with the capstone symposium during which the finalists will present on their Ph.D. research and new project ideas. The symposium, which is open to the Vanderbilt community, will take place in Kissam C210 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A complete schedule is available here.

The goal of the Academic Pathways Fellowship is to prepare postdocs to be highly competitive candidates for academic careers though 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.