GAANN Ph.D. Fellowships in Artificial Intelligence Research


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    The GAANN fellowship provides support to graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in a field designated as ‘an area of national need.’ The WPI Department of Computer Science is seeking U.S. citizens interested in pursuing a Ph.D. and who are in need of Ph.D. level financial assistance.  The fellowship requires students to study artificial intelligence research in collaboration with WPI Computer Science, WPI Data Science or WPI Learning Sciences & Technologies faculty. The U.S. Department of Education funds GAANN Fellowships and supports U.S. citizens in their pursuit of doctoral degrees in fields deemed to be areas of national need. Learn more about GAANN eligibility and application requirements at WPI.


    The WPI Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Elke Rundensteiner, Ph.D., our Data Science Program Director, is the recipient of a recent GAANN Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant, titled “GAANN Fellowships in Computer and Information Sciences for Artificial Intelligence Research,” will support six Ph.D. fellows for three years.

    This GAANN Grant focuses on artificial intelligence in areas such as deep learning, natural language processing, machine learning, healthcare analytics, data science, and learning sciences. The Artificial Intelligence GAANN Grant recipients will join the big data research group affiliated with the WPI Computer Science Department. This research group provides an excellent working environment within a creative international team.

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    GAANN Fellowships provide:

    • An annual stipend up to $34,000, dependent upon student’s financial need
    • Full tuition and fees
    • Health insurance coverage
    • Assuming satisfactory academic performance and progress in the degree and research the GAANN Fellowship is renewable for up to three years.

    Candidates should have research interests in artificial intelligence. GAANN Fellows will work collaboratively in cohorts of Ph.D., M.S., and undergraduate students on stimulating research projects and studies in AI.