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Commission for Women (CFW) and the Commission for LGBT People (CLGBT). This position begins summer or fall 2019 and provides an annual stipend of $1,300 per month in addition to a tuition waiver for Fall and Spring Semesters. This is a 12-month contract position with the possibility for renewal pending satisfactory performance. This position would include a full tuition waiver (including out-of-state tuition) and health insurance while enrolled in classes. Get more information about this position and how to apply.


Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovations is currently accepting applications for the spring 2019 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Boyd Venture Challenge is a seed-fund grant competition conducted in the fall and spring semesters each year. Graduate and undergraduate students from any degree program can apply to pitch for up to $20,000 in funding for their legally established start-up business. This is the final pitch competition for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications are due by April 10. Full application instructions and eligibility details are available at tiny.utk.edu/BoydVC. Read about some recent winners of the Boyd Venture Challenge, which include UT graduate students.


NIMBioS (National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis), is a new program offering up to twenty NIMBioS Graduate Awards effective April 2019 and tenable through June 2020. The awards are designed to supplement the funding available for UT graduate students to enhance their research and education. The awards are each $2500 and will be awarded through a competitive process managed by the NIMBioS Leadership Team. Notice of recipients of the awards will be made April 1. Get full program information including how to apply.


ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships will provide the opportunity for recipients 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.


NIMBioS (National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis) announces a new program offering up to twenty NIMBioS Graduate Awards effective April 2019 and tenable through June 2020. The awards are designed to supplement the funding available for UT graduate students to enhance their research and education. The awards are each $2500 and will be awarded through a competitive process managed by the NIMBioS Leadership Team. The deadline for applications is March 22, 2019. Notice of recipients of the awards will be made April 1. Get full program information including how to apply.


Student Success Center is currently recruiting candidates for a graduate teaching assistant to serve as a program coordinator for the UT LEAD program. This position would begin early June 2019. Interested graduate students should send their resume and cover letter to utlead@utk.edu and complete the application form. All application material should be submitted by March 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Get more information about this position.


International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will soon be hiring a new Graduate Assistant. The start date for this position will be June 1, 2019. ISSS provides immigration and non-immigration related advising for all international students and scholars, as well as preparing documents and maintaining appropriate immigration records. The ISSS Graduate Assistant provides a critical support role in offering these programs and services. To apply, please complete the application form and send it along with a copy of your resume to Brian Todd, International Student and Scholar Services Coordinator at btodd@utk.edu. To receive full consideration for this position, please apply by March 29, 2019. Get more information about this position.


McClung Museum of History & Culture is currently looking for graduate assistants in the areas of Arts & Culture Curatorial and Collections Management. If you’re interested in the Arts & Culture Curatorial position, you can contact Cat Shteynberg (cshteynb@utk.edu). If you’re interested in the Collections Management position, you can contact Adriane Tafoya (atafoya@utk.edu). These positions will start August 2019, and the deadline for applications is April 15, 2019. You can find these and other open positions on Graduate Assistantships page.