GAANN Fellowships for Drexel Research and Education in Advanced Materials

Director: Dr. Antonios Zavaliangos

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has a need-based fellowship opportunity for all qualified graduate students pursuing their Ph.D.  GAANN-DREAM: Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need for Drexel Research and Education in Advanced Materials sponsored by the Department of Education provides need-based graduate fellowships with an emphasis on nanomaterials, biomaterials, and materials for nuclear applications. Additionally, fellows will receive teaching preparation for future academic careers and the opportunity to participate in an international or industrial research experience.

Unique educational and training objectives of this proposal include:

  • Enable greater numbers of students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, including women and minorities, to pursue interdisciplinary doctoral study in materials related fields in the MSE department at Drexel University, with active collaboration with other engineering departments, the School of Education (SoE), and Drexel University College of Medicine.
  • Enable Fellows to participate in multi-disciplinary research and establish leadership roles in the fields of nanomaterials, biomaterials, and materials for nuclear applications.
  • Prepare Fellows to pursue careers in academia and prestigious national laboratories.
  • Enable Fellows to participate in international research collaborations and/or on domestic or international industrial internships as an integral component of their graduate education.
  • Disseminate lessons learned from educating GAANN-DREAM Fellows through consortia, professional organizations, and workshops.

Research Opportunities

Applying for a GAANN-DREAM fellowship? Use this checklist:

  1. Verify your eligibility to receive the GAANN fellowship
  2. Apply to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering graduate program through Drexel's online application process
  3. Apply for GAANN-DREAM by March 15th
  4. Fill out a FAFSA online by March 15th
  5. Please consult with the GAANN fellowship coordinator prior to accepting any loans