GAANN Funding

The Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) is a fellowship program sponsored by the United States Department of Education.

Missouri S&T is actively recruiting outstanding U.S. students, with demonstrated financial need, who wish to pursue Ph.D. degrees in areas of national need under the GAANN fellowship program. 

Computer and Information Sciences

A degree or a degree with specialization in one or more of the following areas:

  • Cybersecurity (the interdiscipline of "Computer and Information Sciences, General" and "Computer Systems Analysis".
  • Secure computer programming (the interdiscipline of "Computer and Information Sciences, General" and "Computer Programming").
  • Artificial Intelligence (the interdiscipline of "Computer Programming," "Information Sciences and Systems," and "Computer Engineering").

Professional Engineering

A degree or a degree with specialization in one or more of the following areas:

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering
  • Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Materials Science
  • Polymer/Plastics Engineering

In order to be eligible for the GAANN program, a student must meet the criteria listed below:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA)
  • Be both acadmically strong and research oriented
  • Have strong GPA and GRE scores (90th percentile)
  • Be accepted into the department Ph.D program providing the grant
  • Meet individual departmental criteria for GAANN funding

At Missouri S&T, receiving a GAANN fellowship typically includes:

  • A full tuition waiver
  • Resources to conduct research
  • A stipend of up to $34,000* (based on financial need according to the FAFSA)

*Maximum amount of stipend subject to change according to the U.S. Department of Education

Degree programs

GAANN eligible degree programs