GAANN Fellowship Program: Biological Sciences

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowships are available to Ph.D. students in the School of Biological Sciences at Georgia Tech. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with demonstrated financial need. Fellows receive a stipend of $37,000/year via a combination of fellowship and assistantship funds. This fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department in Education, and as such it will include additional training and research in biology education.

Current and Newly Enrolled Ph.D. Students (including current GAANN fellows)

Ph.D. Students in Biology, Bioinformatics, Quantitative Biosciences, or Applied Physiology who wish to be considered for the GAANN program must:

  1. Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA and 2023-2024 GT Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid (GT APP)
  2. Complete the webform below.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2023

The goal of this GAANN fellowship program is to make a significant contribution to satisfying the nation's needs for Ph.D.s who are optimally trained to embark on research and teaching careers in the biological sciences. As part of their degree program, GAANN fellows will: (i) complete courses to satisfy degree course requirements, (ii) participate in GAANN program activities, (iii) complete a supervised teaching experience, and (iv) conduct thesis research in School of Biological Sciences leading to a Ph.D. in Biology, Bioinformatics, Quantitative Biosciences, or Applied Physiology. Fellows will be highly encouraged to complete the Tech to Teaching Faculty Preparation courses.

Note: The fellowship consists of an award of financial aid, as determined by Georgia Tech's Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid. Acceptance of subsidized loans and other fellowships will reduce the financial need and possibly decrease your eligibility for GAANN support. Receiving another fellowship may preclude you from receiving a GAANN award. Students must be appointed as a teaching or research assistant in order to receive a GAANN fellowship. An additional criterion is that your primary affiliation must be in the School of Biological Sciences.

Upload a curriculum vita or resume. Limit: 2 pages, 1" margins, single spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Please write a short paragraph about your commitment to teaching and how you would benefit from additional pedagogical training.
Please list any other fellowships or awards you expect to receive during the coming academic year, including any submitted awards. Also mention if you have applied for a student loan at Georgia Tech. Due to cost-sharing considerations, preference will be given to applicants who are covered solely by GAANN funds and TA lines.
Please describe your supervised teaching experience (i.e., semester(s), course number, responsibilities, training as a TA).