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Training & Mentorship

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

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities in OIT - OIT has two GTA opportunities for team-oriented graduate students with a strong background in communication, customer or technical support, or relevant skills.
Center for Student Engagement GRA Position - The Center for Student Engagement (CSE) is looking for a graduate research assistant who will report to the Coordinator for Student Engagement.
GRA Position in the Global Research Office - The Global Research Office seeks to hire a graduate research assistant who will assist with two main projects over the course of the academic year.
Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Looking for GA - The Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships seeks a graduate assistant to report to the Assistant Director of Fellowships and Senior Writing Consultant.
Research Awards: Science and Technology - Read some of the winning SFRA proposal summaries that include topics in microbiology, biochemistry, comparative and experimental medicine, geology, and mechanical engineering.