The Graduate Program is the recent recipient of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will provide a total of at least 9 generous one year graduate fellowships for Ph.D. students in Mathematics between 2012 and 2015. All qualified applicants will be considered for GAANN Fellowships as well as other types of financial aid, including teaching assistantships and other fellowships.
Eligibility: GAANN requires that in selecting individuals to receive fellowships, an academic department shall consider only individuals who:
- Are currently enrolled as graduate students or have been accepted at the grantee institution;
- Have an excellent academic record;
- Have financial need;
- Are planning to pursue the highest possible degree available in their course of study (in our case, a Ph.D.);
- Are planning a career in teaching or research;
- Are not ineligible to receive assistance under 34 CFR 75.60 (in default on a Federal loan); and
- Are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States; provide evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service that they are in the United States for other than a temporary purpose with the intention of becoming permanent residents; or are citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States (the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau).
We particularly encourage applications from students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
To apply for a GAANN Fellowship, you must:
- Submit an application for graduate school at Rutgers University. Specify the Mathematics graduate program. Applications for admission in the fall are due January 15.
- In your personal statement, mention an interest in the GAANN Fellowship.
- Provide evidence of financial need by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can complete the FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. In step 6, enter 002629 for the Federal School Code for Rutgers. We urge you to submit this form as soon as possible to expedite your application.