CAEM Awarded GAANN Funding to Help Rebuild US Infrastructure
The U.S. infrastructure – including its bridges, dams, and rail and road systems – scores an overall D+, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ latest infrastructure report card.
With support from the U.S. Department of Education’s Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program, the UA Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics will help train the next generation of engineers to rebuild the country’s crumbling backbone by offering GAANN doctoral fellowships in the area of resilient civil engineering infrastructure.
The diverse expertise of CAEM faculty will allow students to pursue research across the spectrum of civil engineering. Fellows will also receive comprehensive mentorship and teaching training through the UA Office of Instruction and Assessment, including the option to pursue a certificate in college teaching.
GAANN fellowships cover full tuition and a stipend up to $34,000, and are open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The priority deadline for fall 2019 admission is Jan. 15, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 1.
Prospective PhD students are encouraged to reach out to the department at email@example.com for more information, or to connect directly with faculty in their areas of interest. Diverse sources of graduate funding are available for students who may not qualify for the GAANN fellowship.