Non-pgsg funding


Evans Scholars Graduate Resident Advisor - 2020-21 Academic Year

The Graduate Resident Advisor (GRA) provides support, guidance and leadership to the individual Evans Scholars, Executive Board, Chapter Advisor, WGA/ESF officials, and the University to maximize the potential for success for all Evans Scholars and to help ensure the best possible living environment. The GRA will be provided housing in the Scholarship House and a stipend.


  1. Work closely with individual Evans Scholars along with the Executive Board and Evans Scholars Advisor(s) to ensure the success of all the Evans Scholars. Specific attention given to the New Evans Scholars and underperforming returning Evans Scholars.
  2. Serve as an informational resource for campus services. Assess the needs of the Evans Scholars, individually and collectively, and formally present educational and social programs to the Chapter a minimum of once a term.
  3. In the event of an emergency, will work directly with the Chapter President, Evans Scholars Advisor(s) and WGA/ESF officials in taking appropriate action and notification of proper authorities.
  4. Establish and post office hours during which time they will be available to meet with Evans Scholars.
  5. Attend Chapter and Executive Board meetings as well as Chapter functions.
  6. Meet witth the Evans Scholars Advisor(s) and WGA/ESF officials on a regular basis.
  7. On a regular basis, check the public areas of the Scholarship House and property. Any maintenance, security or cleanliness issues should be reported to the appropriate person for immediate attention. In addition, the GRA will participate in all formal end-of-term and other Scholarship House inspections.
  8. Attend the Evans Scholars Inter-Chapter Officers Meeting prior to the start of the academic year.
  9. Complete an approved university Resident Advisor training program as required by the university and/or student organizations.
  10. Successful completion of Chapter and position goals.


  • Required to hold a Bachelor's degree and preferably be enrolled in a university graduate program.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, coordination, and problem-solving skills. Have enthusiasm and a genuine interest in working with and mentoring undergrauate students. Are excellent leaders with strong motivational skills. Possess a strong sense of responsibility and high level of maturity.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Amy Lillibridge, Director of Education, at


Positions available for graduate students to run the Disability Resource Center (DRC) courier service as well as assist in proctoring exams for the DRC Testing Center:

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Mortar Board annually awards graduate fellowships to encourage Purdue students of high character and ability to pursue graduate or professional studies.  Through the awarding of these fellowships, Mortar Board seeks to benefit and recognize students who embody the principles of scholarship, leadership, and service. Mortar Board will award up to four fellowships in the amount of $5,000 each.

Applicants must receive or have received a baccalaureate degree from Purdue University’s West Lafayette Campus in August 2019, December 2019, or May 2020 and be pursuing or planning to pursue an advanced degree in graduate or professional studies in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. A minimum GPA of 3.2 (cumulative and semester) is required. Students attending a graduate/professional program at any college/university are eligible. In promoting the ideals of Mortar Board, selection of fellowship recipients is based on scholastic record, character, service to campus and community, and stated professional goals.  A description of need is required but is not the determining factor.  If you are selected but fail to provide hard copy proof of the requirements above, your nomination will not be considered.

Completed applications must be turned in no later than 11:59 pm, Sunday, April 12th, 2020, via BoilerLink ( For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Joseph Merlino ( Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We hope you take advantage of this opportunity, and good luck in your future endeavors!


Applications are being accepted for the Biannual Graduate Student Travel Award administered by the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. In keeping with the mission of the Butler Center to support women’s success and leadership, this travel award will encourage and enable networking and academic collaboration.

The travel award is intended to support a graduate student who will be presenting any of the following between July 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020:

  • A paper as an author or co-author at a national or international conference.

  • A poster as an author or co-author at a poster-only national or international conference.

  • A poster accompanied by a paper as an author or co-author if only poster is accepted at a national or international conference.

This award is made possible through a partial gift fund from the “Varma Family” and matching contribution from the Butler Center. Each award provides $500 to cover travel expenses for graduate students to present (as an author or co-author) at a national or international conference. The award of $500 will be a reimbursement after expenses toward the conference are incurred. Two awards will be made in this cycle. Award details are also on the Butler Center website.

Award criteria:

  • Graduate students in any discipline in any college at Purdue are eligible to apply.

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a full-time program at the master’s or PhD level.

  • Applicant must have a complete sole authored or co-authored paper or poster (not an abstract) submitted and accepted for presentation at a national or international conference scheduled between July 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020.

  • The paper or poster (if poster-only conference) must be included for an oral presentation or in a panel session.

  • Overall record of the student based on a two-page CV.

  • No student will receive funds to attend more than one conference in one cycle.

  • The award is nonrenewable for two years. A student who has received this travel award is not eligible to apply for the following two years.


Applications should be submitted via this link by 5 p.m. April 1. Individuals completing the online application must:

  • Attach a submitted paper that includes the name of the author/s if presenting a paper OR attach corresponding paper if presenting a poster (even if draft) in a paper and poster conference OR attach poster if a poster-only conference.

  • Attach email or letter of acceptance to present the paper at the conference. Conference name and date must be noted on the letter of acceptance. Those who have not yet received acceptance should submit this to by April 8.

  • Attach a two-page CV (12-point font, one-inch margins) listing selected honors and awards, publications and conference presentations (only panel sessions).

Applications that are incomplete or do not comply with the instructions will not be reviewed or be considered for the award. The winners will be selected by a committee. For more information, email


CILMAR Seed Grant Program (formerly Mini-Grant) application cycle is open now. This Seed Grant program ($500-$5000) supports faculty, staff and doctoral students who wish to engage in the assessment of intercultural learning outcomes, conduct studies of intercultural competency development, and/or generate new intercultural theoretical development, but lack the resources to do so.

For more information, please go to:

Funding Details

Last Updated January 2020 by Purdue Graduate Student Government.

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