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 20-30 applications each (4-8 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 = $100 stipend
  • 20-26 applications = $125 stipend
  • 27 or more applications = $150 stipend

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

Become a Grant Reader

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

Fall 2023 Grant Reader's Training:

Thursday, Sept. 2810 a.m.View a recording of the Grant Readers Training


Grant Reader Information 09/2023

Join the Grants Commitee 

We are always looking for students to join the Grants Committee and help guide the future of GPSA funding! If you are interested in becoming a commitee member, please email the Grants Director.

Please email with any questions.