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Ken Vickery, PhD, Director of Fellowships

Ken Vickery joined the Graduate College in 2009.  As Director of Fellowships, he leads efforts to help Illinois graduate students compete for national and international awards.  He coordinates on-campus selection committees for external competitions, conducts proposal writing workshops for graduate students and postdocs, and individually advises graduate students applying for grants and fellowships.  He has helped students win awards from the National Science Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Fulbright, German Academic Exchange Service, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Social Science Research Council, and many others.  He also coordinates the Graduate College's fellowship and grant competitions.  Vickery earned a B.A. in history with high honors from the College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh.  Before arriving at Illinois, he served as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at Harvard University.

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