To be eligible according to the Department of Education, GAANN Fellows need to be US Citizens/Permanent Residents and have financial need, as designated by FAFSA. GAANN Fellows will be advised by two or more GAANN Faculty Mentors, who can be found on the People page of this website.

To apply, please submit the following materials to (please put GAANN in the subject line) no later than December 1, 2021. In addition, you will need to apply to the Ph.D. program in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering department and identify a sub-plan (e.g., Civil Systems Engineering). Please see information on Graduate Application fee waivers available from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. For questions about the GAANN Fellows and support with the application processes, please contact

The required items are:

  • A CV showing your name, contact information, relevant education, research, teaching, and work experience, volunteer work, publications, and presentations.
  • A statement (no more than 3 pages) describing your: (i) educational and career plans; (ii) interests and experiences in teaching, working with communities, and research; (iii) a brief description of your research interest and how the GAANN program theme (Resilient and Equitable Infrastructure through Participatory, Inclusive Engineering) aligns with your goals; and (iv) two or more GAANN Faculty you are interested in being collaboratively advised by. 
  • A completed 2022-23 FAFSA (, as award amounts may not exceed demonstrated financial need.