For Graduate Students
How to Apply to GIFT
To apply to the Graduate Institute For Teaching, graduate students must:
1. Identify a Potential Mentor
A list of faculty members looking for Ph.D. candidate teaching fellows for
the fall or spring semester will be posted on this website by March
Interested Ph.D. graduate students must then contact that faculty person, and
obtain agreement from the faculty to work together. Teaching fellows can apply
to work with faculty outside their own home department (i.e., a student in the
Drama department can apply to be a teaching fellow in the English department).
A faculty mentor cannot work with more than one teaching fellow per
graduate student can also approach a faculty member who is not listed, and ask
about their interest in applying for this program. In either case, the application
must be jointly submitted by a graduate student AND a faculty member.
2. Complete the application form
The faculty / teaching fellow pair will complete the pdf application form and
e-mail it to Kim Ellwood, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at
firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail
application should be received by Friday, March 15, 2013. A copy of the application,
signed by both the faculty member and the graduate student must be faxed or mailed to
Kim. No application will receive final acceptance until a signed copy is obtained.
Kim Elwood's fax number is 617-627-3016 and her campus address is Graduate
School of Arts and Sciences, Ballou Hall, Medford Campus.
Download the application form
Applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of the Dean of the Graduate
School of Arts & Sciences, Lynne Pepall, and the Associate Director of the Center for
the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), Annie Soisson. When needed, the
Teaching Fellow's department will be consulted.