Graduate Program

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowships in Chemistry

The Program's Scope and Objectives

The University of Rochester has been awarded funding from the US Department of Education for Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship Program. The GAANN program provides fellowships to excellent students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in the Department of Chemistry.

This program enables a greater number of students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, including women and minorities, to pursue doctoral degrees.

Our department will provide students with an outstanding graduate education, including coursework, workshops, seminars, and research projects that focus on approaches to important chemical and interdisciplinary problems, as well as a structured, supervised teaching experience and professional development and support.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the GAANN fellowship applicants must:

Members of underrepresented groups (African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and women) are particularly encouraged to apply.


GAANN Fellows are selected from the pool of graduate students in good standing, with special consideration for members of underrepresented groups.


Professor James M. Farrar, Director
Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Hall B19
Rochester, NY 14627-0216
Phone: (585) 275-5834   

Professor Thomas R. Krugh, Co-Director
Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Hall 126
Rochester, NY 14627-0216
Phone: (585) 275-4224

Robin Cooley, Graduate Studies Coordinator
Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Hall 471
Rochester, NY 14627-0216
Phone: (585) 275-0635


For more information about the GAANN Fellowship, please contact Robin Cooley, graduate studies coordinator, at or (585) 275-0635.