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For Graduate Students (Ph.D)

Peabody Ph.D. students-

We understand that there is a lot of information out there regarding jobs, grants and funding opportunities, and many of them come to you via numerous emails, so many so that the content can become lost or jumbled.

In an attempt to make this information easier to search and read, we want to make you aware of some of the resources related to training, job search, and support for Peabody graduate students.

1) Vanderbilt gradLEAF Website
The Vanderbilt gradLEAF website is a simply structured, visual framework of the Enhancing Graduate Education project’s aim to enhance and assist professional development among graduate students. The website has professional and personal development resources that cover the span of the graduate student career.

2) Opportunities Blog
You can now access the latest job and funding announcements as they arrive to us on the Peabody Graduate Students' Opportunity Blog. Each of the announcements will be tagged as well, making it easy to view all entries in a specific category (i.e. Faculty Positions, Dissertation Funding, etc.).
We are still in the beginning stages of trying this out, so your feedback would be most welcome.
Email feedback.

3) Faculty Opportunities in Top Ranked Schools in Education
We have gone through and assembled the top-ranked schools in various relevant academic fields for your perusal. This spreadsheet will make it easier to find academic jobs at top institutions in your field of interest or research. Note: we have included the primary link to faculty openings, if there are any posted, for each school. There are multiple tabs on the spreadsheet for different programs.

4) Library Resources
Next, we also want to encourage you to check out the resources through the Jean and Alexander Heard library.
Career development references
here, you can research companies, industries, take career assessments and find links to specific job listings in academic fields.
Searchable databases of grant opportunity information

There are also education-specific funding resources.

5) The Vanderbilt Graduate School website
Here you can great information regarding grant writing, dissertations, and more. Also, check back on the site frequently as relevant events such as forums or workshops are consistently posted and promoted here.

  • Click here for Career Services provided by the Graduate School

6) Lists of Education Postdoctoral Opportunities/ Fellowships; Grants/ Funding; Award
(The resources available below mostly recur on an annual basis. You may need to search for current application due dates even though POPGE periodically updates the list.)
Postdoc Fellowships and Education
Dissertation Funding
Education Awards and Recognition

7) Other resources available for you
Teaching Assistant information
Mentoring information
Faculty job information
FAQ for Students with Children

STUDENTS, Graduate (Ph.D.)
External Fellowships
Parental Leave
Professional Development Funds
Summer Tuition Guidelines
Working more than 20 hours a week
Student International Travel Policy
All travel must conform with Vanderbilt policies. See and work with your departmental administrator.

Craig Anne Heflinger, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Education
Professor, Human and Organizational Development
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

Phone: (615) 322-8275
Fax: (615) 322-1141

Mail:  230 Appleton Place, Peabody Box 90
Nashville, TN 37203 USA