University of Vermont

George Washington Henderson Fellowship Program

Application Information

Henderson Fellowship Application Process

The application process for the University of Vermont’s Henderson Fellowship Program is held two times each academic year. Deadlines for applications are:

  • March 1
  • November 1

Applicants are asked to submit their application and materials of interest to Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant, Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Each applicant’s materials will be reviewed and a confirmation of receipt will be sent to each applicant.

Application materials that should be included:

  • A cover letter that addresses the eligibility requirements (U.S. citizen or LPR) and evidence of commitment to the incorporation of U.S. racial or ethnic diversity studies in the applicant's research or teaching.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A one-page description of research interests (or, for pre-doctoral candidates, a research proposal).
  • A writing sample.
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with the candidate's research and other qualifications.

Once received, completed applications will be forwarded to the appropriate College/School Dean, and Department Chair, based on the applicant's research interests. The review process can take several weeks. If there is availability within the program, and interest with an applicant's materials, the candidate will be contacted by the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. The formal review process will consist of the following steps:

  • Documentation review.
  • Phone interview.
  • On-campus interview.
  • Reference checks.
  • Provost, Dean, and Department Chair approval.

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