GAANN Fellowship Program

Graduate assistance in areas of national need (GAANN)

Become a GAANN fellow and conduct cutting-edge research

An interdisciplinary fellowship program in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering for rebuilding infrastructure

We are inviting students to apply for the Ph.D. program in engineering management, systems engineering, or civil engineering and become GAANN fellows to conduct cutting-edge research on various aspects of infrastructure studies, including resilience, safety, sustainability, connectivity, and smartness, to name a few.

Documents requested for application

Interested students are encouraged to send the following to the GAANN program director:

  • Resume/C.V.
  • Unofficial transcript
  • One page statement on your future career plans and reasons for pursuing a Ph.D. degree and applying for the GAANN fellowship

Questions or ready to apply?

If you are have prepared the requested documents and are ready to apply or just have a question, please contact the GAANN program director:


Dr. Ruwen Qin

GAANN Program Director

218 Eng Mgt Bldg, Rolla, MO 65409

Program benefits

  1. Fellowship Stipend: up to $34,000 annually, depending on financial need (decided by FAFSA)
  2. Educational Allowance: up to $15,750 annually that covers tuition, research related expenses, and travel
  3. Academic and Research Support: GAANN faculty and the academic advisor provide academic support and research mentoring to the selected GAANN fellow
  4. Mentored Teaching Experiences: participating in various teaching workshops, involving in all aspects of teaching with a teaching mentor during a semester, and teaching one undergraduate course as an instructor for two semesters


The program is open to students who:

  1. Are accepted into the regular or direct (i.e. straight from B.S.) Ph.D. program in engineering management, systems engineering, or civil engineering
  2. Have an excellent academic record
  3. Have demonstrated financial needs
  4. Are planning a career in teaching and/or research
  5. Are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Participating faculty