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 15-20 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

The scoring rubric and requirements for GPSA grant applications have changed. Students interested in becoming a grant reader must attend a grant reader 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 (link will be added when times and dates are confirmed)

Reader Training Dates

  1. Monday, June 25, 12:30 pm, SUB Luminaria Room
  2. Tuesday, June 26, 5:30 pm, SUB Luminaria Room

**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 15-20 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.