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What are Fellowships?

Have you ever considered teaching English abroad?  Pursuing a summer or year of post-graduate service with an NGO?  Attending graduate school in the UK, Ireland, China, Japan, or in the EU (and finding funding for it)?

The Career Center can help you identify opportunities that “fit” you. The Fellowships Team can support you through the application process for nationally competitive fellowships that require institutional nomination from Vanderbilt.

Your Career Coach(es) can help you explore a broad range of extraordinary professional, leadership, research, teaching, and service opportunities in the US and abroad!

As of Fall 2020, Vanderbilt University’s Career Center supports undergraduates, graduates, and alumni who are pursuing the competitive awards listed below. Our new Graduate Senior Career Coaches support graduate students in STEM and Humanities disciplines interested in postgraduate professional opportunities.

Students enrolled in the Graduate School should contact Student Services Assistant Amanda King for support applying to external fellowships administered by the graduate school, which include the Liebmann Fellowship, NSF, NIH, and other awards that are open only to graduate students.

Fellowships Drop-in Hours

October drop-in hours: Mondays 8 – 9 p.m. and Thursdays 10 – 11 a.m. CST
November drop-in hours: Tuesdays 8 – 9 p.m. and Thursdays 10 – 11 a.m. CST (ends November 19)

Please contact Elizabeth or Lisa for individual appointments after November 19th until Winter Break.

Learn what fellowship opportunities are right for you and get your questions answered by the Fellowships Team. Drop-ins are 20-minutes long and are meant to be exploratory. To find the drop-ins Zoom link, log in to DoreWays, click Career Center Programs, and then search “Fellowships.”