THE PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT is one of four graduate assistants who work directly with fellow graduate students in the GradGrants Center, a graduate student service located in the Wells Library-BL. The Center is sponsored by The University Graduate School and is available to enrolled graduate students of all IU campuses. The consultants handle the day-to-day operations of the GradGrants Center and share training responsibilities (e.g., developing grant-writing content, working one-on-one with graduate students from all disciplines, presenting grant training workshops, preparing visual aids and materials, handling web and social media content). Our consultants assist students in their search for external funding sources and are available to work one-on-one with graduate students in discussing and critiquing their grant proposals.
QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements include successful grant-writing experience, editing skills, teaching experience or experience in planning and presenting special-interest training programs, and the ability and personality to interact well with the public. A one-year commitment to the position is preferred. Those who have received prior Fulbright awards or other competitive national grants are highly desired. We prefer advanced doctoral students who have at least two years in graduate school.
BENEFITS: This position provides an invaluable opportunity to learn about various funding sources and to improve one’s own grant-writing skills. The experience is extremely valuable to future faculty. The position, starting in August 2022, is .50% FTE (i.e., 20 hours per week) and is eligible for student health insurance. The salary will be approximately $22,000 for the academic year with a tuition remission. The position could be renewed for the summer and following academic year. A tuition remission for fall and spring is available for renewed contracts. In addition, summer funding is also possible. The person hired will work half or all the summer on an hourly basis as arranged with Kim Bunch, Director of Finance and Administration.
To apply for the position, please send a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for applications is Friday, July 29, 2022. Please note the position will be hourly for the summer for training with current staff. The appointment will start with the Fall, 2022 semester.