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Post-Award Support Faculty Fellow

Serving from Spring 2024 – Fall 2024 

The Post-Award Support Faculty Fellow will provide leadership in guiding a cohort of early-stage investigators in their new role as PI. This position will work with the Grants & Contracts Development team within the Office of Graduate Studies & Research. This fellow will lead monthly meetings with one-to-one support as needed to assist early-stage investigators to navigate in their new role as PI. The fellow will aid in developing content to guide faculty through post-award procedures and implementation efforts of their awarded project. Post-award mentoring will also guide faculty to continue building their research by seeking out and applying for future funding opportunities. 


  • Co-create curriculum to foster knowledge of the post-award process to early PIs. 
  • Lead mentoring meetings monthly. 
  • Provide sustained mentorship to the mentee cohort. 
  • Meet on a regular basis with the Grants and Contracts Development team. 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Demonstrated success in receiving and administering external grant funds. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of administering external funding. 
  • Must have the ability to lead monthly meetings and commit the needed time for this position. 

Time Commitment:  
The Faculty Fellow position will be a 1-year appointment. Monthly meetings are anticipated to be about 1 hour. Additional time will be necessary to co-develop curriculum/agenda topics with the Grants and Contracts Development team. One-to-one support to the mentee cohort will occur as needed. 

Additional Employment for a total of up to $8,000 over the 1-year position: Spring 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024. This position will be paid from an NIH pass-through award.  

To Apply:
In one page, discuss your interest in the position. Include your vision for the future of sponsored research at CSUSM and the experience you would draw upon to develop and lead early-stage investigators. Submit your letter of interest and CV to Rachel Stiehl at  

Applications Due!
February 7, 2024.