The Office of Graduate Training and Mentorship (OGTM) was developed to enhance and sustain a culture for academic success and professional development of graduate students. In an effort to assist graduate departments with this mission, the OGTM provides the following services:
- Assist with coordination of recruitment and retention efforts
- Identify and create diversity resources and initiatives that strengthen faculty mentoring and support retention of underrepresented populations in a variety of fields of study across campus
- Collaborates with other members of the Graduate School executive staff and related offices to collect and maintain data (e.g., enrollment, graduation, surveys) for tracking and required reporting and for faculty writing grants
- Collaborates with the Office of Research and faculty from various units across campus to coordinate training in grant development
- Collaborates with the Office of Research and faculty from various units across campus to coordinate responsible conduct of research
- Assist with building faculty-student collaborative research teams and interdisciplinary projects
Ernest L. Brothers, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, oversees the Office of Graduate Training and Mentorship in the Graduate School.
Funding and Training Opportunities
The Program for Excellence and Equity in Research (PEER) is hosting a series of professional development workshops during the fall 2018 semester. These workshops are a great way for both new and current graduate students to gain skills needed to succeed in their graduate program and future career. Use the following link to register to attend these workshops: tiny.utk.edu/peerworkshop. Please complete registration by Wednesday, August 15th.
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 email@example.com with any questions.
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.
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.
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.