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GAANN Fellowships

Grad StudentThe Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has received federal grants from the US Department of Education through the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship Program. This program supports exceptional doctoral students in electrical and computer engineering who demonstrate financial need.

Each Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellow will receive three years of federal fellowship support and two years of departmental support. The fellowship includes a supervised teaching training component that will provide GAANN Fellows with experience which they may choose to leverage in pursuit of an academic career. The project is designed to help address the nation-wide decline in US enrollment in doctoral programs in ECE. Consideration for a GAANN Fellowship is open to any US student who plans to pursue a Ph.D. degree in ECE at Clemson. Recruitment of students from traditionally underrepresented groups is intended to boost the participation by students from these groups in the ECE Ph.D. program and encourage their selection of academic careers.

For more information and to apply for a GAANN Fellowship, visit the links below:

Requirements for Application for GAANN Fellowship in ECE at Clemson University

Facts about GAANN Fellowships in ECE at Clemson University

To discuss an application for a GAANN Fellowship in ECE at Clemson University, please contact Dr. Robert Schalkoff, Graduate Program Coordinator, at

Please follow this link to download and complete the current GAANN Application.