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Call for Applications:  Fellowship Advisor—Graduate Assistantship

Deadline to apply:  February 12, 2018

GradFund is currently accepting applications for anticipated openings on its Fellowship Advising staff during the 2018-2019 academic year.  GradFund assists graduate students with identifying and applying for external, merit-based, research grants and fellowships to support graduate work through peer mentoring.  This position will be of special interest to graduate students who are interested in exploring a career path in higher education administration or other non-academic career paths.

Fellowship Advisors have the following five key areas of responsibility under the supervision of the Assistant Dean for Graduate Student External Support:
  1. Conduct confidential fellowship and grant pre-application and application review meetings.
  2. Present GradFund programs and workshops.
  3. Develop, write, curate and clean content for GradFund's online sites.
  4. Perform outreach to graduate programs and students.
  5. Assist with special projects which may include the following:
    • Data management, analysis and report generation
    • Website design, development, programming and maintenance
    • Database design, development, programming and maintenance
    • Development of printed publicity materials
    • Creation and upkeep of social media content and blog entries

Fellowship Advisors are supported on an academic year Graduate Assistantship that begins September 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019. Applicants should be available to work hourly ($20/hr) (15-20 hours/week) during the summer starting in May 2018. Successful applicants will undergo a full training prior to beginning their appointment. 

The applicant must be a doctoral candidate in the School of Graduate Studies who has experience applying for external grants or fellowships as a graduate student and who will be a graduate student for the entire GA appointment period (September 1, 2018 to May 2019.)

To apply:

Submit your application by February 12, 2018
Application components include:
  1. A letter of interest, explaining your qualifications to fill the Fellowship Advisor position, including past mentoring experiences you may have.  In a brief narrative, summarize your computer skills and respond to the following questions: 
    • What is your experience applying for external funding?  How would you imagine using these experiences as a Fellowship Advisor?
    • What are your teaching and mentoring experiences and how do you see utilizing these experiences and skills in this position?
    • What is your dissertation research? (Limit response to one paragraph, written for the non-specialist)
    • What aspect of your dissertation are you currently working on, and what work do you plan to complete during the 2018-2019 academic year? When do you plan to finish your dissertation?
    • What experience do you have doing interdisciplinary work? How does this or any other related experience give evidence of your ability to work and provide mentorship across disciplines?
    • In which disciplinary fields do you feel most comfortable working and providing feedback?
    • Do you currently have fellowship or grant applications pending (internal or external) and if yes, what are they?
    • What are your career goals and how will being a Fellowship Advisor help you to develop skills to advance these goals?
    • What is your availability to work over the summer?
  2. A copy of your current CV
  3. A copy of a recent external grant or fellowship application
  4. A copy of your unofficial graduate transcripts
  5. A letter of support from your graduate advisor/PI

If you have questions about the position or application process, please contact Assistant Dean Teresa Delcorso-Ellmann (
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