of Biological Sciences has received a grant from the US Department
of Education's Graduate
Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program,
which provides fellowships to assist PhD students with
excellent records who demonstrate financial need. GAANN fellowships
are limited to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or those
who demonstrate an intention to become a permanent resident.
Women and students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds
are especially encouraged to apply.
Students admitted to any of the department's PhD programs
can be considered for support of up to $30,000 per year under
the GAANN grant. Support is need-based, meaning that we can
provide support from this source up to the level of financial
need as defined by the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students admitted to the GAANN program will be provided
with supplemental training.
- Monthly presentation opportunities
- An intensive writing workshop hones skills students need
to succeed in classes and in research
- Regular meetings of the program coordinators with GAANN
fellows help students navigate the unfamiliar culture of
- Research ethics training
At a yearly GAANN retreat fellows and faculty evaluate the
programs successes and address any problems