Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAAN) 2012

If your departmental discipline is an area of national need, an infusion of high paying graduate fellowships could strengthen, revitalize, and broaden your graduate program. The 2012 Notice Inviting GAANN Applications is out. Applications are due 1-20-12.

About GAANN: The U.S. Department of Education’s Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program provides fellowships to assist graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in a field designated as an area of national need, including: Area Studies;  Biological Sciences/Life Sciences; Chemistry; Computer and Information  Sciences; Engineering; Foreign Languages and Literatures; Mathematics;  Nursing; Physics; and Educational Evaluation, Research, and Statistics.

UM Workshop: Writing Winning GAANN Proposals, Part 2: This workshop will address the specifics of the current solicitation, and outline approaches and common UM resources for individuals actively developing proposals for this solicitation.

Date:           January 11, 2012
Time:           4-5 PM
Place:          Butler Auditorium (in Triplett Alumni Center)
Speaker:  Gerard Buskes

About the Speaker: Gerard Buskes, UM Professor of Mathematics, has a unique experience and perspective from which to provide advice, reviews, and assistance to UM faculty who wish to develop their own GAANN proposals. Not only has Dr. Buskes been a multiple-year GAANN program reviewer with the Dept. of ED, he has, with invaluable help from Dr. Don Cole as co-PI, served as PI on three GAANN awards here at the University of Mississippi—awards that have supported 24 students, with 13 Ph.D.s  and 4 Masters Degrees awarded to date, and 6 students still in the pipeline.

If You Plan to Attend: Please e-mail so that we can order enough coffee, etc. If you would like to include questions about the GAANN program in your e-mail, we will try to have answers ready for the workshop.