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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

GAANN Fellowship

Molecular Engineering for Sustainability and Health Program

The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to offer several GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) Fellowships for qualified students to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. These prestigious awards are funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and provide fellowship support to graduate students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need and intend to pursue careers in teaching and/or research. Up to six GAANN fellowships per year will be awarded to entering or current Clemson University Chemical Engineering Ph.D. students who fulfill program requirements.

This program aims to better prepare Ph.D. students to be successful in today's teaching and/or research environment. Another goal of the program is to enable students from underrepresented groups, including women and minorities, to pursue doctoral degrees in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and prepare them to become leaders in academia and industry. The GAANN fellowship is one of the key tools for helping the Department increase its graduate program's diversity.

These prestigious GAANN Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $34,000 per year (based on financial need) and access to additional travel funds to support the development of a professional network. The fellows undergo a training program that prepares them for higher education and research careers. Fellows will complete formal training in engineering pedagogy focused on practical application through two mentored teaching experiences drawn from the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty. GAANN fellows will experience teaching in a formal classroom setting and leading an independent course through the Creative Inquiry student engagement program.

Program Requirements

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  2. Be enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson.
  3. Have an expressed interest in pursuing a career in education and/or research.

New Students: you cannot be formally named a GAANN Fellow until you enroll at Clemson. Please submit all requested documents by March 1.

Continuing Students: please include a copy of your unofficial transcripts as a PDF with your application. Please submit all requested documents by the start of Clemson University's Fall semester.