U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRADUATE ASSISTANCE IN AREAS OF NATIONAL NEED (GAANN) FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IN SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION

The GAANN Fellowship in Scientific Computation is available for graduate students who intend to become university teachers and/or researchers and who are pursuing doctoral degrees in curricula where high-performance computing is integrated with research in science, engineering, or applied mathematics. The Fellowship is awarded based on academic performance and financial need upon the recommendation of the student's department and approval by the Graduate School and the Fellowship Program Selections Committee.

To be eligible for consideration, the student must:

  1. Be enrolled full time (or admitted to) a doctoral program (Master's leading to doctoral permitted);
  2. Pursue an interdisciplinary course of study through either (1) the Computational Engineering and Sciences (CES) program (Biomathematics; Chemistry; Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences; Mathematics; Physics; Statistics; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Materials Science Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; and Nuclear Engineering) or (2) the programs in computational and applied mathematics and be affiliated with the Center for Research in Scientific Computation. (Requests for exceptions to, or modifications of, this requirement should be referred to the Graduate School, from which they will be forwarded for discussion to the fellowship program's steering committee.)
  3. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or a permanent resident of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands;
  4. Be committed to a career in university teaching and/or research;
  5. Have an outstanding undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate academic record (cumulative grade point average), as well as excellent scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytic portions of the Graduate Record Examination;
  6. Have demonstrable identified financial need, determined according to federal guidelines. Financial need is based on information supplied by each student on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

SPECIAL PROGRAM FEATURES:

Fellowship Stipend: Up to $30,000 annually, depending on financial need. (Fellows may have supplemental departmental support only to the extent that such support is justified by an assessment of financial need in excess of $30,000.)

Book, Equipment, Supply and Travel Allowance: Amount determined annually.

Tuition and Health Insurance: Out-of-state tuition remission will be provided by the Fellow's graduate program and the in-state portion of tuition and fees will be paid directly by the Graduate School to the Cashier's Office. When the Fellow receives a tuition bill, he or she should complete the enclosed sponsor card to indicate that tuition and fees will be covered by the GAANN Fellowship. Health insurance will be provided to all Fellows.

Registration: Fellows must be full-time graduate students. Please see section 3.15 of the Graduate Administrative Handbook for full-time registration requirements. Fellows must be engaged in full-time coursework or research during each summer session. At no time during the Fellowship period may a GAANN Fellow engage in gainful employment other than part-time employment involved in teaching, research, or similar activities determined by the Graduate School to be in support of progress towards the degree.

Teaching Experience and Other Activities: Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in special activities such as interdisciplinary seminars, retreats and professional meetings. Each Fellow is required to have a two-semester supervised teaching experience during his or her doctoral program, which must be satisfied by full participation in the Preparing the Professoriate (PTP) or Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching (COAT) programs. Information on these program is available on the Teaching Program section of the Preparing Future Leaders website.

For additional information on the GAANN Fellowship Program, please contact Dr. David Shafer, Assistant Dean, at 919-515-4462 or via e-mail at david_shafer@ncsu.edu.