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 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 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 Spring 2021, be is .50% FTE (i.e., 20 hours per week) and is eligible for student health insurance. The salary will be approximately $9,000 for the semester with a tuition remission, with potential to renew contract for 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 of the summer at an hourly basis as arranged with Kim Bunch, Director of Finance and Administration.
The deadline for applications is Friday, December 18, 2020. Please note the position would be hourly for the remainder of the spring semester and summer for training with current staff. This appointment would start in Spring 2021.
- Letter of interest
- A resume outlining experience relevant to the position