I have been employed at a college research center for 3 years, and my supervisor is an instructor. Today my supervisor informed me that the research funding will be cut this summer which will result in layoffs.

The instructor informed me that a grant writer recently left the college, leaving the position open and that I should speak with the college's senior administrative coordinator. I don't know anything about this position, so what should I say in the email to my contact person? What questions should I ask her?



Hello x

My instructor, Mr Y has informed me of Mr Z's departure from the role of Grant Writer and has asked me to contact you regarding me being a potentially suitable replacement.

Would it be possible for you to tell me more about this role (duties, hours, etc.), and let me know who to approach regarding an application?

Many thanks,


Something along those lines.

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