4 Grad Programs Awarded Grants

On September 24, 2012 by Grad Forum

The graduate programs in Dartmouth’s departments of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics and astronomy have been awarded more than $2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education through the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program. These federal grants will fund 17 three-year graduate fellowships, supporting the training of top graduate students who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing doctoral degrees in designated fields of national need.

Dartmouth Graduate Studies programs have received nearly $8 million in GAANN awards since 2004, and Dean of Graduate Studies F. Jon Kull says he is “delighted that Dartmouth has had unprecedented success in the last two rounds of funding.”

Kull, a chemistry professor and the inaugural holder of the Rodgers Professorship at Dartmouth College, continues, “The support of the U.S. Department of Education through the GAANN program is very important for increasing the strength and diversity of our graduate programs, which in turn directly affects the scholarship of Dartmouth researchers. Furthermore, having such a high number of successful applications reflects very well on the strength and reputations of our graduate programs, as well as the excellent programmatic support our students receive.”

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