Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program CFDA Number 84.200A

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Purpose of Program:
The GAANN Program provides grants to academic departments and programs of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to support graduate fellowships for students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of study at the institution.

Applications for grants under the GAANN Program, CFDA number 8 4. 200A, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Apply site at

You may access the electronic grant application for the GAANN Program at

You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number.

Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 8 4. 200, not 8 4. 200A.

The telephone number for the Helpdesk is 1-800-518-4726 or e-mail:

Related Programs

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $23,629,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program CFDA Number 84.200A

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Any academic department of an IHE that provides a course of study that--(i) Leads to a graduate degree in an area of national need; and (ii) Has been in existence for at least four years at the time of an application for a grant under this competition.(b) An academic department of an IHE that--(i) Satisfies the requirements of paragraph (a)(1) of this section; and(ii) Submits a joint application with one or more eligible non- degree-granting institutions that have formal arrangements for the support of doctoral dissertation research with one or more degree- granting institutions.

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