Share Your Expertise

Help UVA graduate engineering develop skilled communicators.

The Graduate Writing Lab provides a number of opportunities for faculty, post docs, and graduate students to get involved. Those with research or grant writing experience might considering being on a panel or leading a workshop. Future opportunities may exist for assisting with research projects, text cleaning, text analysis, qualitative coding, resource development, consultant training and more. If you would like to get involved but do not see a specific opportunity below, please email

  • Lead a Writing Session

    Need to get some writing or other work done on your schedule but just need time to focus? Why not lead one of our structured writing sessions? You choose times that fit your schedule and we help make it happen. You get all the benefits of attending a writing session, but get a cv line in the process. We are currently looking for volunteers to lead sessions for throughout the summer (May-August).

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  • Share your favorite software

    Open to UVA graduate students, faculty, & staff

    Have you found useful tools, apps, or software that would make writing a research paper, thesis or dissertation a little less stressful? Are you enthusiastic about a reading or productivity app, a reference manager or visual design software?Share you experience with the UVA Engineering community by giving a demo during a software showcase, creating a guide or going further and presenting a how to workshop. Sign up online.

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  • Become a Fellowship Proposal Mentor

    Help graduate engineering students prepare their NSF fellowship applications

    Do you have experience with the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)? Are you an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient or honorable mention? Volunteer to support graduate engineering GRFP applicants. Opportunities include leading peer review groups, working 1-on-1, giving feedback, developing/identifying materials, giving presentations, and participating in a panel. Additional ideas for involvement and interest in offering events & support for other fellowships are also welcome.

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  • Lead an Event

    offer a workshop, be a speaker, join or arrange a panel

    The Graduate Writing Lab invites faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs to become speakers for GWL events. We would welcome workshops and presentations on a variety of writing, presenting, visualization, and poster prep topics. Share what you know about writing research articles. For instance, you might repurpose a presentation on writing introductions for a grad class and offer it as an interactive workshop open to all grad students & postdocs in Engineering. Or consider organizing all the feedback you keep giving on posters into a presentation or resource that could benefit a wider range of students and save you some time in the future. Email or DM kellyc(gwl) in slack to discuss your ideas and upcoming opportunities.

  • Become a Graduate Writing Consultant

    open to current UVA graduate students eligible for hourly grad student work

    Are you looking to put your excellent writing, reading, speaking and/or visual design skills to work and gain tutoring experience with graduate students? The UVA Engineering Graduate Writing Lab is seeking applicants for Graduate Writing Consultants for 2020-2021 (other time frames may also be possible & applications for future openings are welcome).

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