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GAANN Fellowship Overview

GAANN Fellowships are need-based. The financial need of each GAANN Fellow is determined each year by the Clemson University Financial Aid Office based on the information provided in the Fellow’s FAFSA submission for the year.

Each GAANN recipient receives a stipend to cover the Fellow’s financial need. The assessed need is different for each recipient, but a typical stipend is $34,000 per calendar year. The Fellow’s tuition is paid by Clemson’s ECE GAANN program.

Each GAANN Fellowship recipient is guaranteed five years of financial support at the Fellow’s annually assessed level of need, subject to standard conditions (such as satisfactory progress towards the Ph.D. degree). The fellowship funds are derived from a combination of US Department of Education funds and Clemson University funds.

Each GAANN Fellowship recipient is provided with at least one year of training in teaching at the university level.

GAANN Fellowships are awarded without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, or disabling condition. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for a GAANN Fellowship.

Each GAANN Fellowship application will be judged in part on the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity in the field of electrical and computer engineering (as evidenced by the applicant’s response to the corresponding question in the application).

Each GAANN Fellowship application will also be judged in part on the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to pursue a career in either research or teaching after completion of the Ph.D. program (as evidenced by the applicant’s response to the corresponding question in the application).