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Call for Applications: GradFund Fellowship Advisor—Graduate Assistantship

Deadline to apply: February 4, 2022

GradFund is currently accepting applications for anticipated openings on its Fellowship Advising staff. 

GradFund assists graduate students with identifying and applying for external, merit-based, research grants and fellowships to support graduate work. This position will be of special interest to graduate students who would like to develop their mentoring and advising skills for a tenure track career and those who want to explore a career path in higher education administration or other career paths beyond the tenure track. 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. Perform outreach to graduate programs and students.

  4. Maintain and update records in the GradFund Award database

  5. Assist with special projects

Fellowship Advisors are supported on an academic year Graduate Assistantship that begins September 1, 2022 and ends June 30, 2023

While not required, it is highly desired that selected candidates are available to work hourly ($20/hr) (15-20 hours/week) during the summer (May-August 2022) in order to participate in Fellowship Advisor training prior to beginning their GA appointment. 

Eligibility The applicant must be a doctoral candidate in the School of Graduate Studies (school 16) 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, 2022 to May 2023.)  

An application should be submitted through the GradFund/SGS Submittable application portal.


Application Components 

  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 use 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 2022-2023 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?

  • 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, written as a graduate student

4. A copy of your unofficial graduate transcripts 

5. A letter of support from your graduate advisor/PI

Questions about the GradFund GAships should be addressed to Assistant Dean Teresa Delcorso-Ellmann at