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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

Land Grant Films Seeks Graduate Research Assistant - Land Grant Films in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at UT seeks to hire a GRA to primarily assist with the development and production of a video series being produced for East Tennessee PBS.
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.
Research Awards: Humans and Humanities - Read some of the winning SFRA proposal summaries that include topics in psychology, social work, and music.
Research Awards: Agriculture and Ecology - Read some of the winning SFRA proposal summaries that include topics in wildlife, animal science, biochemistry, comparative and experimental medicine, and geography.
UT Faculty Senate Seeks a Graduate Research Assistant - The UT Faculty Senate seeks a 12-month Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) for the 2022–2023 academic year.