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Scholarship for International Women Working Toward a Graduate Degree

On September 15, P.E.O. will begin accepting eligibility forms for the International Peace Scholarship Fund. This fund provides scholarships for selected international women for graduate study in the United States and Canada. The scholarship provides a maximum of $12,500 annually, depending on need, and can be renewed once. Applicants must be women from countries other than the United States and Canada, and new applicants must have a full year of coursework remaining and be enrolled and in residence for the entire academic year. To receive the application materials, those who are interested should submit the eligibility form by December 15, 2018. Contact Bobbie Scull ( with any questions.

Graduate Research Assistant Position in Office of Community Engagement and Outreach

The Office of Community Engagement and Outreach is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant to work with the Imagine Tennessee program. Imagine Tennessee will serve as an umbrella initiative to spotlight UT’s work with the community. The goal of this initiative is to support connections among UT’s faculty and student-engaged scholarship occurring in curriculum, co-curricular, and faculty-only programs and greater Knoxville/East Tennessee. For questions or more details please contact Javiette Samuel, Director of Engagement, at The deadline to apply is September 25, 2018.

The P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund Provides Funding for Women Seeking Higher Education

The P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund (ELF) makes loans available to qualified women who desire a higher education and are in need of financial assistance. The maximum loan amount for a master’s degree is $15,000 and the maximum loan amount for a doctoral-level degree is $20,000. Visit the P.E.O. website for other requirements or contact Bobbie Scull ( to find out how to apply.

Graduate Research Assistant Positions in the College of Nursing

The College of Nursing is currently seeking for graduate research assistants to support existing studies for the 2018–2019 academic year. The deadline is August 31st, so get your applications in soon. For questions regarding these assistantship positions, please contact Dr. Lisa Lindley at For more details and information about other available assistantship opportunities, visit our Graduate Assistantships page.

Graduate Assistantship in the Council for Diversity and Interculturalism and the Commission for Blacks

Note: This position is no longer accepting applications. A Graduate Assistant is needed to support the work of the Council for Diversity and Interculturalism (CDI) and the Commission for Blacks (CFB). The work of CDI and CFB are critical to advancing diversity and inclusion at UT. Get more information about this position and how to apply. Contact Angela Batey at with any questions.

Graduate Student Senate Travel Awards Deadlines

If you’re a graduate student planning to travel to a professional meeting in fall 2018, you may want to consider applying for a Graduate Student Senate Travel Award. These awards, distributed three times a year, are made on the basis of both need and merit, and allow for partial reimbursement of transportation, lodging, and conference expenses. For travel between September 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, the deadline to apply is August 27. You can get more information about the awards and apply at the Graduate Student Senate website.

Graduate Assistantship in Plant Sciences

The University of Tennessee Department of Plant Sciences (Shekoofa Lab) is seeking an MS candidate to conduct controlled (greenhouse) and field research in Jackson, TN that will be focused on helping to understand the influences of environmental changes, including water deficit and heat stress, on water movement in plants, plant physiological responses to stressors, and plant-water-soil interactions. The successful candidate will be expected to present research findings at regional, national, or international research meetings and publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Download information on this position.

Graduate Assistantship in the Graduate School of Medicine for Information Science Students

Note: This position has been filled and UTGSM is no longer accepting applications. The UT Graduate School of Medicine seeks to hire a graduate research assistant who will assist with research, data analysis and library programs. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a program in the School of Information Science. Download information about how to apply.

Graduate Assistant Position in the Chancellor’s Honors Program

Note: This position has been filled, and applications are no longer being accepted. The Chancellor’s Honors Program (CHP) seeks to hire a graduate student assistant who will assist with program administration and event planning. This position will work closely with the program’s Associate Director and will interact with other university administrators and faculty members on a regular basis. Download more information about the position.

Programs Abroad Office is Seeking a Graduate Assistant

Note: This position has been filled and is no longer accepting applications. The Programs Abroad Office (PAO) is seeking a graduate assistant for the 2018-19 academic year. The PAO manages education abroad mobility for undergraduate and graduate students and works closely with faculty and academic departments on the development of education abroad programming. The graduate assistant will join an office of 7 full-time staff and 6 student workers and will assist with a variety of functions. Download more information about this position.

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