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NAGAP, the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management, is accepting submissions for the NAGAP Graduate Education Research Grant. If you’re a graduate/professional student conducting research that relates to graduate enrollment management (admissions, recruitment, enrollment, retention), applications are due November 12 for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff. Fellowships are offered to graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct independent research and to utilize the resources of the Institution with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serving as advisors and hosts. All applications must be submitted by November 1, 2019 11:59 PM EST (enter 2020 for the cycle on the application) through the Smithsonian Academic Appointment System (SOLAA).


Office of Assessment and Strategic Initiatives is seeking a graduate research assistant to provide research support, assistance with strategic planning, and generation of reports. A successful candidate must be a PhD student, and students in the following areas are particularly preferred: communication and information, data science and engineering, educational psychology and research, and higher education and administration. Get more information on this position, including how to apply.


Office of Information Technology is seeking a graduate teaching assistant in Instructional Support & Training (Visual Design). This position, which is a twelve-month, half-time appointment, carries a stipend and a waiver of tuition and maintenance fees, including the summer session. To apply, email Rachael Stanley at rachael@utk.edu a link to your online resume and portfolio and include a cover letter in the text of your email. In the email subject line, type “OIT Job Inquiry – Graduate Teaching Assistant.” Get the full position description at the OIT website.


1794 Scholars Program seeks to hire a graduate student to assist with program administration and event planning. This position will work closely with the program’s Assistant Director and campus partners. To be eligible, one must be a current UT graduate student in good standing, as of fall 2019, and be available for evening and weekend work. Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume to Virginia Stormer, Assistant Director, at vmurphy3@utk.edu. Interviews will be scheduled in early July with a position start date of July 29th. Get the full position description, including eligibility requirements.


Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, is searching for a full time (20 hours/week) graduate assistant to work on a funded Institution of Education Sciences (IES) grant project that addresses writing and reading in community colleges. The research assistant will work on data collection, data coding, and analysis of data under the supervision of Prof. Philippakos. The graduate assistant will be trained with the rest of the research personnel, as needed. This position requires a graduate student who is highly motivated, organized, and professional. Interested students should contact Prof. Philippakos (zphilipp@utk.edu) to schedule an interview. Note: This position is only for PhD students. Master’s students are not eligible.


Army Research Laboratory Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships are for those who are completing a doctoral degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, computational sciences, behavioral sciences, or engineering. Recipients of these fellowships are to pursue independent research of their own choosing that supports the mission of the Army Research Laboratory. Applicants must complete each section of the online application as outlined on the website instructions. Applicants must register online and ensure all application materials are submitted by the deadline of May 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Center for Sport, Peace, and Society is now accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate student summer interns for 2019. Interns will be responsible for providing a wide array of support for Center projects including: assisting with research, program planning and implementation, social media and document design, and providing support to alumni of Center programs. Get more information about this position and how to apply.