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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 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

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.

IRB Workshops in Summer 2018

Registration is now open for the Summer 2018 Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101 Workshop Series. IRB 101 is an overview of IRB requirements and procedures, and is open to anyone who wishes to learn how to receive human subjects approval for research at the University of Tennessee. If you are doing research, you should probably know what an IRB is, and why it matters to you, so consider attending. There are dates in June and July. For more details about the sessions, visit the Office of Research and Engagement.

Graduate Assistant Position in the Chancellor’s Honors Program

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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