The Graduate College has two external funding coordinators who help graduate students learn about the external funding process and apply for external funding. They work with graduate students from all colleges and for all awards.
Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz
Dr. Hilkovitz, who graduated with both her M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in comparative literature, came to Texas State from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she taught professional, technical, and grant writing as a tenure-track faculty member in the English Department. She has a strong track record in securing external funding and has mentored students successfully in grantsmanship. Dr. Hilkovitz herself received a dissertation fellowship from the Austin branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She looks forward to using her grant-writing expertise to help you find and apply for external funding to support your studies and research!
Dr. Brian Smith
Dr. Smith holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University, a Master of Music from Rice University, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Cincinnati. During his doctoral studies, he advised numerous student Fulbright applicants from a wide range of disciplines in the sciences and humanities. A U.S. Student Fulbright finalist himself, Dr. Smith was the alternate study/research candidate for Ghana in 2018. His own research includes foundation grant writing experience for arts and humanities projects that intersect with computer science, data analytics, and robotics. Dr. Smith has served on the faculty at Texas State University, Stony Brook University, The University of Lynchburg, and Randolph College. He also served as research support staff at the University of Virginia’s Science & Engineering Library. He enjoys combining his experience as a grant writer and an educator to supplement the graduate learning experience with the important professional development skills needed to successfully apply for competitive fellowships.