Oct. 2, 2012
Irvine, Calif. October 2, 2012 – UCI School of Biological Sciences received three awards from the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship, totaling $1.6 million in grants and 12 fellowships for the next three years. This is a significant achievement for the School of Biological Sciences, which received all three awards applied for.
The GAANN program provides fellowships, through academic departments and programs of Institutions of Higher Education, to assist graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of study at the institution. Grants are awarded to programs and institutions to sustain and enhance the capacity for teaching and research in areas of national need.
The three departments that applied for the GAANN fellowships within the School are Developmental and Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Behavior, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Developmental and Cell Biology’s proposal “Graduate Assistance in the Areas of National Need (GAANN) Targeting Developmental Biology and Genetics” received three fellowships over three years totaling $400,000.
Neurobiology and Behavior’s proposal “Graduate Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Training in Neurobiology” received three fellowships over three years, also totaling $400,000.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology’s proposal “Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need” received six fellowships over three years totaling $800.000.
Three other UCI departments also received GAANN awards bringing UCI’s total to $3.6 million in grants and 27 fellowships. Congratulations to everyone on this outstanding achievement.