Funding Opportunities & Fellowships

Georgia Tech President's Fellowship

President's Fellowships were established in 1973 to enhance the scope and quality of Georgia Tech's Ph.D. Programs. Through the continued support of the Georgia Tech Foundation, President's Fellowships are offered annually to a select number of highly qualified U.S. nationals or permanent residents who intend to pursue doctoral degrees. Fellowship recipients bring exemplary levels of scholarship and innovation to the academic departments who host their study and research. In turn, the fellowship program assists these students in preparing themselves with a minimum of delay for outstanding careers in the disciplines of their choice.

Selections are based on each student's application, transcripts, biographical sketch, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, and educational goals. Awards are usually made for Fall entry, but may be made throughout the year. President's Fellowships are supplements to other assistantship or fellowship awards. The award provides an additional stipend of $5,500 for 12 months of full-time enrollment. Recipients of national fellowships may be offered President's Fellowships if allowed by the national fellowship. The award is renewable for three additional years (for a total of twelve semesters), based upon the major school's evaluation of the student's academic performance, research potential and progress towards the doctoral degree.


GAANN Doctoral Fellowships in Biology

The School of Biological Sciences at Georgia Tech was awarded a U.S. Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship Training Program. GAANN fellowships are available to on a competitive basis to entering or current Ph.D. students in the School of Biological Sciences, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with financial need, and who plan to embark on careers in teaching and/or research.

Fellowship stipends are $27,000 to $30,000 per year depending on financial need. A fellowship also provides up to $4,000/year to support research and travel by the fellow. Awards are based on a student's academic record and level of financial need. For more information, please contact Kevin Roman.


FACES Fellowship

The FACES Fellowship represents an important component of the FACES program. Incoming and continuing graduate students who are committed to pursuing a Ph.D. degree are eligible to be considered for a FACES Fellowship. The FACES Fellowship provides and add-on stipend of either $3,000 or $5,000 per year, depending on the status of the student's Ph.D. candidacy. The stipend will be in addition to any and all other forms of support the student receives, such as research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or other fellowships. When a recipient of a FACES Fellowship is officially advanced to Ph.D. candidacy, having successfully completed the comprehensive examinations, the student's stipend will increase from $3,000 to $5,000 per year.

In addition to receiving monetary support, the FACES Fellows will participate in a number of workshops designed to help them excel in graduate school and prepare them for careers in research and academia. Only continuing students formally apply for the FACES Fellowships, while incoming students are considered on the basis of their graduate school applications.

The program's aim is to increase the number of African-Americans attaining doctorates in engineering and science. The ultimate goal of the FACES program is to alter the "face" of the engineering and science professoriate, such that it includes a greater number of African-Americans.You can find more information by clicking here.


Goizueta Foundation Fellowship

The Goizueta Foundation has provided the Georgia Institute of Technology with an endowment to establish programs designed to advance students of Hispanic/Latino origin in higher education. The Goizueta Foundation Fellowship is intended to attract those students interested in pursuing doctoral studies at Georgia Tech. Fellowship recipients will bring exemplary levels of scholarship and innovation to the academic departments that host their study and research. Each Goizueta Foundation Fellow will be asked to illustrate his or her achievements via publications and articles and participate in stewardship activities in conjunction with The Goizueta Foundation Faculty and Scholars.


School of Biological Sciences Excellence in Research Award

The graduate committee solicits nominations from Faculty for the SoB Excellence in Graduate Research Award. This monetary award will go to a PhD student with a demonstrated record of excellence in research. The student awardee is chosen based largely on his/her publication record and presents his/her research at the School of Biological Sciences fall retreat.


NSF EAPSI Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing opportunities for young U.S. researchers to work in research facilities and with host mentors abroad. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.