Centennial PhD Fellowships

We are pleased to announce the VUSN Centennial PhD Fellowships for first-year students. These highly competitive and prestigious nursing research vusn100 PhD Fellowshipawards are determined on the basis of academic merit and potential for scholarship.

This award is in addition to tuition support acquired through existing mechanisms at the School of Nursing or Graduate School. 

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Potential for the applicant’s research area to result in a research program of national importance
  • Applicant’s intellectual capacity as demonstrated by GRE scores
  • A match between the applicant and a senior faculty member that would contribute to receipt of an externally funded pre-doctoral award
  • Potential for contribution as a researcher in an academic setting 

Expectations of Recipients

During the first year of the award period, the recipient will be expected to:

 

  • Participate in continuous full-time enrollment
  • Write a pre-doctoral award to the NIH or other appropriate funder
  • Interact in mentoring opportunities with fellow recipients sponsored by the VUSN Center for Research Development and Scholarship
  • Maintain an outstanding grade point average

During the second year of the award period, the recipient will be expected to:

 

  • Participate in continuous full-time enrollment
  • Interact in mentoring opportunities with fellow recipients sponsored by the VUSN Center for Research Development and Scholarship and
  • Maintain an outstanding grade point average. 

Failure to fulfill these obligations will result in withdrawal of support. The recipient will not be expected to fulfill any teaching or research assistant tasks as a part of the fellowship but may participate in such activity with the permission of their faculty advisor.

 

Deadline and Next Steps

To compete for a VUSN Centennial PhD Fellowship, follow these steps:

  • Submit our online, fee-waived application: www.vanderbilt.edu/gradschool
  • Check ‘yes’ in the box next to the question, ‘do you wish to be considered for a financial award?’ on the application under ‘Plans for Graduate Study’
  • Send your transcripts and GRE test scores
  • Confirm that all the components of your application are submitted by December 1

Completed applications received after December 1 and no later than the deadline of March 1 will be considered for fall admission and School of Nursing financial awards as they are available.