Research Opportunities for Academic Pathways Scholars

The Academic Pathways program is designed to prepare recently graduated doctoral students for competitive academic careers. The need is particularly acute to develop faculty candidates who come from diverse racial, ethnic and other backgrounds and experiences, as differing experiences, views and perspectives are of exceptional value for academic institutions in their research and educational roles. 

Fellows receive:

  • Competitive stipend
  • Generous research and travel allowances
  • Relocation assistance

Applications for the program begin October 1st and end November 1st.

Scientific Areas


Cell and Developmental Biology

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics


The Brain Institute

Center for Addiction Research

Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery

Center for Stem Cell Biology

Center for Structural Biology

Institute of Chemical Biology

Quantitative Systems Biology

Vanderbilt Institute of Infection, Immunology and Inflammation

Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center

Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology

Vanderbilt Diabetes Center

Vanderbilt Genetics Institute

Vanderbilt Institute of Imaging Science

Vanderbilt Center for Precision Medicine

Major Research Resources 

Cell Imaging Shared Resources

Mass Spectrometry Research Center

Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center

Bio VU Vanderbilt DNA Databank

VANTAGE/VANGUARD: Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics


Search for faculty investigating the following diseases (enter keyword in "Research/Clinical" window)



Cardiovascular Diseases



Infectious Diseases and Microbiome

Immunological Diseases

Neurological Diseases


Genetic and Developmental Diseases



View Faculty Profiles

About Nashville

Contact Linda Sealy, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

More Information About the Academic Pathways Program and Application (open Oct 1-Nov 1, 2017)