Enhancing Opportunities for Research & Teaching in Biology
The Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship in Biology is available for graduate students who will ultimately pursue a PhD and are planning a career focused on either teaching or research. Recipients will be selected based on their past academic performance and future potential as well as financial need. GAANN fellows may focus on any area in biology and are encouraged to contact individual faculty members to discuss their research interests. GAANN fellows will receive extensive training and experience in teaching and will complete an individual research project culminating in a thesis and MS degree. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
GAANN fellows will receive a tuition waiver and a stipend of up to $34,000 annually. The exact stipend amount is dependent upon financial need. In addition, funding for other educational costs (books, software, etc.) may be available.
Selecting a Thesis Advisor
GAANN fellows will select a thesis advisor based on shared research interests. Applicants are encouraged to contact individual faculty members to discuss their plans for accepting graduate students and potential research projects.