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McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is searching for a graduate research assistant to work with the Curator of Education, serving as an interpreter of the museum’s collection for K-12 students and teachers in the Knoxville metropolitan area. They help to develop and implement dynamic programming for the community, and support the Curator of Education by conducting research on the museum’s collections and upcoming exhibitions. Download the full description and application instructions or contact Leslie Chang Jantz ( with any questions.

Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) Postdoctoral Research Program offers recent doctoral degree recipients the opportunity to conduct research in DOE’s fusion energy research and development programs. Participants acquire experience and training in areas of fusion energy science, interact with outstanding scientists and engineers, and have access to advanced equipment and facilities. Appointments are made to designated DOE laboratories, universities, and contractor fusion energy centers. Deadline for the 2020-2021 cycle is December 16, 2019.

Teaching and Learning Innovation has announced that the Teaching Support Awards Program is now accepting applications, and will be open until all of the allocated funds are applied for, or until the deadline date of November 11, 2019. The TSA Program provides funding to instructional faculty members, graduate student teachers, and staff members to help them enhance the learning experience for students that take their courses. You can learn more and apply via TLI’s website:

Haslam Scholars Program seeks to hire a one-half time (20 hours/week) Graduate Student Worker to assist in the coordination of The Haslam Scholars Program for the remaining 2019-2020 academic year, with the possibility of extending it through the following academic year. Get the full details of the position. To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter explaining why you are an ideal candidate for this position by October 18th to Sylvia Turner at sturne31@utk.eduPlease note that this is a student worker position and does not include a tuition waiver.

GTA@OIT grant. Applications should be in by October 2, 2019. The GTA@OIT program is available to any GTA, with sole responsibility for teaching a course, who is interested in expanding their teaching practice by redesigning a course or course component for Web-based delivery with Online@UT (Canvas).

Student Mentoring and Research Training (SMaRT) program will be hiring up to 6 GRAs for 12-month appointments that will start 2/2020. Interested in mentoring undergraduate students? Get the details and information on how to apply.

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).