US Department of Education

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN)
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Doctoral Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Materials Science Graduate Training Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)US Department of Education – Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship Program

  • Graduate stipend: up to $34,000/year and an additional $15,750 educational allowance for graduate tuition, health insurance, and research related expenses and travel. The GAANN fellowship can be extended for three years based on satisfactory academic performance and meeting milestones in research and teaching. Fellowships are available immediately.
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate degree in physics, chemistry, and materials-engineering related discipline. Applicants must be US Citizens or permanent residents of US.
  • Faculty: GAANN fellows in the interdisciplinary materials science program will have the opportunity to work with the faculty in chemistry, materials science and engineering, and physics departments at UAB. Graduate faculty in materials science are conducting a broad range of research in materials under extreme conditions, nanomaterials, metals, ceramics, polymers, and composite materials, biomaterials, advanced manufacturing, laser materials, and materials for energy applications. State of the art materials growth and characterizations facilities are available in the three participating departments.

Students are being sought for this program to start in January or June 2019.  To apply, visit the UAB Graduate School website and submit an application for the Materials Science PhD program. With questions or for more information, email    

UAB Program Directors: Dr. Yogesh Vohra (Physics), Dr. Eugenia Kharlampieva (Chemistry), and Dr. Amber Genau (Materials Science and Engineering)