Graduate Financial Support
Admitted PhD students may be offered teaching and research assistantships with health insurance coverage starting at $25,000 (plus waiver of tuition) for Fall 2012. In addition, there are a number of supplemental scholarships available to highly qualified candidates. Early application is strongly recommended for consideration for these awards.
Presidential Fellowships are available to exceptionally qualified candidates. They provide an additional $5,500 per year for graduate study towards a Ph.D.
William H. Emerson Fellowships consist of supplemental award of $2,000 for the first year of graduate study. A limited number of these awards will be renewable for the second year.
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowships in Chemistry & Biochemistry: Tech to Teaching and Molecular Biophysics and Biotechnology are available for graduate study. These fellowships provide stipend support up to $30,000 to exceptional graduate students who demonstrate financial need.
Intergrative Graduate Education Research and Training (IGERT) Fellowships are also available to chemistry and biochemistry graduate students: IGERT-NESAC (Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion) and IGERT: TI-GER (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results).
Goizueta Fellowships are available to exceptional Hispanic-American candidates. The fellowship provides a $4,000 supplement to the departmental assistantship.
Student Government Association (SGA) Graduate Conference Funds and College of Science Travel Awards and Johnson Graduate Travel Funds are available to doctoral students that have been accepted to present at an upcoming meeting. This fund is designed as a secondary source, to complement sponsored funds that do not cover all costs incurred for a trip.
The School provides strong support for students interested in applying for nationally competitive awards. Georgia Tech's Office of Financial Aid and Office of Fellowships provides resources for students applying for external fellowships and loans. Information regarding tax liability for scholarships and fellowships can be found at www.finaid.gatech.edu/taxes.