Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fwd: Call for Nominations for Jeffords Graduate Fellowship Program

Description:             The University of Vermont

James M. Jeffords Center


TO:                  All UVM Graduate Students and Faculty


FROM:             H. Bud Meyers, Director, James M. Jeffords Center at UVM


DATE:             January 3, 2011


RE:                  Call for Nominations for Jeffords Graduate Fellowship Program


The James M. Jeffords Center for Policy Research at the University of Vermont is pleased to invite nominations and applications for the James M. Jeffords Graduate Fellowship Program for the academic year 2011-2012.

The Jeffords Center Graduate Fellowship Program provides funding for graduate students conducting high-quality policy research related to education, health care, the environment, and effective government.  Students may not apply directly, but must be nominated by their Department Chair, Program Director, or faculty advisor.

Application Deadline:  February 7, 2011

The Jeffords Fellowship provides support for one year, and includes a $20,000 stipend for the academic year, and a tuition scholarship of 20 credits.


The goal of the Jeffords Center Fellowship Program is to support highly talented graduate students whose studies are directed toward the development of effective solutions to policy challenges in education, health care, environment and effective government.  Preference will be given to applicants whose research, 1) is aligned with a faculty member who has received a Jeffords Center Signature Award; 2) is aligned with a faculty member who is developing a proposal for a Jeffords Center Signature Award; or 3) crosses disciplines and addresses more than one of the Jeffords Center Signature Areas of research. 


Application guidelines and a program overview are attached, and can also be found on our website  Nominations and completed applications should be submitted electronically in either .pdf, .docx, or .doc format to


Questions may be directed to, or 802-656-3161.

Farrell Hall 210 Colchester Avenue Burlington, VT  05405 Phone:  (802)656-3161

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