Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN)



Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) is a national fellowship program with a stipend of up to $34,000 per year for students with demonstrated financial need

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at Texas State University has received a major award from the U.S. Department of Education’s GAANN program to support Ph.D. students in Computer Science.

Each Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellow will receive three years of federal fellowship support and up to two years of departmental support. The fellowship includes a supervised teaching training component that will provide GAANN Fellows with experience which they may choose to leverage in pursuit of an academic career. Consideration for a GAANN Fellowship is open to any US citizen or permanent resident, with outstanding academic performance, who plans to pursue a Ph.D. degree in CS at Texas State University. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Recruitment of students from traditionally underrepresented groups is intended to boost the participation of students from these groups in the CS Ph.D. program and encourage their selection of academic careers.

For inquiries or further information about our GAANN program, you may contact Dr. Vangelis Metsis (email:

 Apply at: 

Deadline: Dec. 22, 2021, midnight