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GAANN Fellowships Opportunities for Doctoral Students in Physics and Astronomy at UK

Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who would like to benefit from a special U.S. Department of Education fellowship program?  The Physics and Astronomy Department at UK has been awarded a number of GAANN fellowships that provide special benefits to awardees.  These benefits include a competitive stipend with full tuition costs, a reduced teaching assignment with dedicated teaching development, as well as additional funds for other educational and research expenses. 

GAANN Fellowship Details

GAANN fellows will receive stipends of typically $20,600* per year plus tuition costs, student fees and health insurance. Fellows also receive funds for educational costs including computers as well as research related travel, supplies and equipment. The teaching duties for GAANN fellows are approximately one-third of regular teaching assistants  Our research opportunities range from collaborative projects at major national and international laboratories and observatories, to in-house research using such facilities as the Department's Accelerator Laboratory and Center for Advanced Materials, as well as a broad portfolio of innovative theoretical and computation research. Our GAANN program incorporates a dedicated teaching experience that's mentored by faculty members and instructional staff and tailored towards teaching careers. 

We strongly encourage students interested in pursuing a PhD in Physics & Astronomy and a career in teaching or research to apply to our GAANN fellowship program. Women, minorities and students from Appalachia are especially encouraged to apply. Eligibility for GAANN fellowships is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Assuming satisfactory academic performance, students will receive financial support by combination of GAANN fellowships (limited to 3 years) and research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or University fellowships until the completion of their Ph.D. degree.

*This GAANN stipend is determined as the fellow's demonstrated level of financial need as calculated for purposes of the Federal student financial aid programs under Title IV, part F of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

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