Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


We are seeking applicants to our new GAANN Fellowship PhD program in Additive Manufacturing and Robotics.

The United States Department of Education has awarded the Case Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship program. The GAANN program provides PhD fellowships to assist graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need at the institution in a field designated as an area of national need.

The purpose of our GAANN project is to educate and train more PhDs in the areas of ‘Additive Manufacturing and Robotics’. Manufacturing and robotics have been traditional areas in our department. However, with the recent emphasis on sustainability, environment and health, there are a number of new initiatives in the department on additive manufacturing including bio-fabrication and assistive robotics.

The selection of GAANN Fellows will be based on GAANN eligibility requirements, outstanding academic performance as reflected on an applicant’s academic record, recommendation letters, GRE scores, and previous publications. The selection process will be rigorous and competitive. In addition, the candidates must be a US citizen or a permanent resident. A career goal as stated in the application form of teaching and research is a necessary criterion in addition to a demonstrated financial need.

CWRU does not discriminate in its hiring or enrollment practices. GAANN Fellows otherwise eligible to participate will be selected without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, or disabling condition. Fellows will be selected based upon their having an outstanding academic record; demonstrated financial need; meeting citizenship or permanent residence requirements; expressed plans to pursue a PhD; and expressed career goals in teaching and research.

Interested applicants should apply through the standard graduate student admissions process and indicate in their letter that they would like to be considered for the GAANN program.

Posted on January 6/2016