Additional Features of the GAANN Computational Science Fellowship

  1. GAANN Fellows must pursue an interdisciplinary course of study through either the Computational Engineering and Sciences (CES) program or the program in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM). Each Fellow’s curriculum must include studies in applied and computational mathematics and a physical science or engineering discipline, the specific emphasis reflecting the student’s major area of study.
  2. 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.
  3. You must have one year of supervised teaching experience during your graduate program. This requirement is fulfilled by your participation in the Preparing the Professoriate (PTP) or Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching (COAT) programs. Additional information on these programs is available at
  4. Contingent upon the availability of funds, your graduate program has the option (but not the obligation) of re-nominating you for up to two additional years of GAANN fellowship support, provided that 1) you are maintaining satisfactory progress in your doctoral program, as certified by your advisor and Director of Graduate Programs, 2) you are maintaining a 3.5 GPA, and 3) your research focus remains in computational science.
  5. Your financial need will be re-assessed annually. Each year you will be asked to complete a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available on-line at

For complete information on your GAANN Fellowship, please take a look at the NC State GAANN Fellowship web site. In particular, please carefully review the GAANN Computational Science Fellowship "Fact Sheet" available at this web site.

If you have any questions about the financial aspects of your fellowship, please contact Dr. David Shafer, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, at 919.515.4462 ( If you have questions about the academic aspects, please contact Dr. Paul Turinsky at 919.515.5098 (

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