Become A Grant Reader

GPSA relies on the support of graduate students in evaluating and scoring the applications. As a GPSA Grant Reader, you determine which graduate and professional students will be awarded the grant they applied for each semester. This is a great way to learn about our grants process, provide helpful comments to students, strengthens your student research and professional development grant applications and get involved with the 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.

We value your time and hard work. Readers will receive a stipend in the form of a scholarship through the Student Government Accounting Office (SGAO).

  • Less than 20 application = $50 stipend
  • 20-26 applications = $75 stipend
  • 27 or more applications = $100 stipend

*Note: All stipends, grants and scholarships may be eligible to be taxed in accordance to UNM Guidelines.


Join the Grants Committee

If you are interested in becoming a Grant Reader, please attend one of our trainings. Once you complete the mandatory Grant Reader’s Training, you will be ready to serve as a Grant Reader.

Note: If you have already attended the Summer/Fall 2022 Grant Reader's Training, you don’t have to attend it in the Spring. However, please send an email to our Grants Chair indicating your interest.

Spring 2023 Grant Reader's Training:

Tues, Feb 72 - 3pmZoom:
Wed, Feb 1511 - 12pmTrail/Spirit Rm (SUB 3rd Floor)


Please email with any questions.