How to Apply


Please read information below before submitting your application here:


Note | Faculty applications are reviewed by cohort dependent on time of submission: Rains Review Dates.

Application Process Overview

This program is available to all fulltime tenured & tenure-track faculty. Faculty members on a leave of absence are not eligible.

All awards are restricted to a maximum of $1,750 for the academic year, including the preceding summer. Amounts that exceed the $1,750 will be paid for out of the department or School/College budget. All hours must be completed by the end of the academic year. Faculty are responsible for keeping track of their student(s)’ declining balance(s).

  1. Complete the Rains Faculty Application. The application link will be found at the top of this page when live. In addition, all tenure-line LMU faculty will be notified when the application is released.
  2. Once the application is submitted, our office will route the application to the appropriate Chair for approval.
  3. Upon approval, you will be asked to provide your student's: Name, University ID, email, and class year.
  4. After we have received this information, you will be forwarded further instructions on how to finish hiring your Rains assistant. 

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for hire, students must be currently enrolled in either an LMU undergraduate or graduate program during the academic year for which the request is made. Students hired in the summer must be continuing their enrollment in the summer or upcoming fall semester. Before hiring students to work, faculty must provide the student information requested (name, student ID, email, class year) in the ORCA Platform, Hubb, as requested.