The Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) and the Syracuse University Department of Chemistry have received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program, which provides fellowships to assist Ph.D. students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need.

The GAANN program will provide Syracuse University with $217,760 per year for three years. The funding will support five doctoral fellows each year: 2.5 from the iSchool and 2.5 from the Chemistry Department. Each award will cover the cost of tuition as well as a need-based stipend of up to $30,000 per year. All applicants to the Ph.D. programs at the iSchool and Chemistry Department will be automatically considered for a GAANN award.

Syracuse University administrators Ben Ware and Sandra Hurd serve as principal investigators on the grant.  Professor Ping Zhang from the iSchool and Associate Professor Nancy Totah from the Chemistry Department are co-principal investigators. To learn more about the GAANN Program, click here.