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Special Opportunities in Polymer Education >>GAANN Fellowships at Georgia Tech (posted 10/12/18). Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowships are available to Ph.D. students at Georgia Tech who /are completing a curriculum, and have research interests, in the field of polymeric materials science and engineering (PMSE). Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are in a Ph.D. program in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science and Engineering. The fellowship consists of a stipend up to $32,000. The fellowship is available to both current Georgia Tech students (application deadline: November 15, 2018) and to those who are currently applying for admission to one of the relevant degree programs (application deadline: March 1, 2019). The goal of this interdisciplinary GAANN fellowship program is to make a significant contribution to satisfying the nation's needs for Ph.D.s who are optimally trained to embark on research and teaching careers in polymeric materials science and engineering. As part of their degree program, GAANN fellows will: (i) complete polymer courses to satisfy degree course requirements, (ii) participate in Georgia Tech Polymer Network (GTPN) activities, (iii) complete a supervised teaching experience, and (iv) conduct thesis research in polymeric materials. Fellows who aspire to academic careers will be encouraged to complete the Tech to Teaching Faculty Preparation courses. Note: The fellowship consists of an award of financial aid. Acceptance of subsidized loans and other fellowships will reduce the financial need and possibly decrease eligibility for GAANN support. Teaching or research assistantships may be coupled with a GAANN award.