Grant Reading

As a GPSA grant reader, you ultimately determine which graduate and professional students will be awarded funding each semester. This is a great way to learn about our grants process, hone your own grant writing skills, and get involved with GPSA. All enrolled, degree-seeking graduate students are eligible to become readers. We require our grant readers to attend a short training session and score 13-16 applications each (3-4 hours of work). We also ask that readers be available to read last minute applications, re-read applications, and be available to attend any appeals that may arise. For their efforts, all readers receive a $50 stipend.

Reader Signup

Students interested in becoming a grant reader must attend a short training session. If you are interested, please fill out out the signup form by clicking the link below The grants committee will contact you with details about the training sessions and dates.

Signup Form

Reader Training Dates

  1. Tuesday, September 19, 5:30 PM, Isleta Room in the SUB
  2. Wednesday, September 20, 1:00 PM, Luminaria Room in the SUB
  3. Wednesday, September 20, 1:45 PM, Luminaria Room in the SUB
  4. Thursday, September 21, 12:00 PM, Fiesta A&B in the SUB
  5. Thursday, September 21, 12:45 PM, Fiesta A&B in the SUB
  6. Thursday, September 21, 1:30 PM, Fiesta A&B in the SUB

**Readers are hired as needed according to number of applicants each semester.

Reader Resources

  1. PDG/SRG Scoresheet
  2. NMRG High Priority Scoresheet
  3. NMRG General Priority Scoresheet
  4. GSF Scoresheet
  5. Reader Training Presentation
  6. Grant Bylaws and Process

Payment

Readers will receive a $50 stipend for reading 13-16 applications. Readers who would like to read more (22+) are eligible for a $100 stipend. Readers are paid on a scholarship form through the Student Government Accounting Office (SGAO). 

Questions

All questions should be directed to the Grants Chair(s) at gpsafunding@unm.edu or call the GPSA office at 277-3803.