Many graduate departments offer fellowships to Georgia Tech graduate students. You must be nominated for these awards by your academic department.

President's Fellowships

President's Fellowships were established in 1973 to enhance the scope and quality of Georgia Tech's PhD programs. Through the continued support of the Georgia Tech Foundation, President's Fellowships are offered annually to a select number of highly qualified U.S. citizens or permanent residents who intend to pursue doctoral degrees. Fellowship recipients bring exemplary levels of scholarship and innovation to the academic departments who host their study and research. In turn, the fellowship program assists these students in preparing themselves with minimum delay for outstanding careers in the discipline of their choice.

Competition is keen for these awards. Selections are based on each student's application, transcripts, biographical sketch, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, and educational goals. Awards are usually made for Fall entry, but may be made throughout the year.

President's Fellowships are supplements to other assistantship or fellowship awards. The award provides an additional stipend of $5,500 per academic year of full-time enrollment paid in two installments for the Fall and Spring terms. Recipients of national fellowships may be offered President's Fellowships if allowed by the national fellowship. The first year award is renewable for three additional academic years, based upon the major school's evaluation of the student's academic performance, research potential, and progress toward the doctoral degree.

Georgia Tech Institute Fellowship (GTIF)

The Georgia Tech Institute Fellowship is Georgia Tech's most prestigious fellowship for graduate students. It is intended to aid departments in making competitive offers to the most highly sought U.S. or permanent resident doctoral applicants.

The GTIF provides

•  A supplement to an assistantship or other major fellowship already held by the student.

•  A stipend of $11,000 per year.

•  A travel/professional development fund of up to $1,000 per award year which must be used in the award year or forfeited.

The GTIF is renewable for up to three additional years based upon the major school's evaluation of the student's academic performance, research potential, and progress toward the doctoral degree.


GTIF recipients are selected and renewals are approved by the College(s)/Schools/Departments and disbursements are administered by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). The program is coordinated in the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Affairs.


Students offered GTIFs must meet the following criteria:

•  be applicants for a Georgia Tech doctoral program (not applicants for a master's program who declare doctoral intentions unless that is the only way a student without a master's degree may be admitted to that program);

•  be U.S. citizens or permanent residents;

•  have a major fellowship or the offer of an assistantship competitive with other students in the program;

•  be at the top 10 percent of the applicant pool.

Applicants who will study at Georgia Tech-Lorraine and are otherwise eligible may be awarded a GTIF.

The recipient must enroll as a full-time student to be eligible for disbursement each semester.

Note that a student may not have both a President's Fellowship and GTIF.

Fellowships with recipients selected by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Domenica Rea D'Onofrio Fellowship

Eligibility: Native and Italian citizen; graduate of an accredited Italian undergraduate institution of higher learning; preference to students from Pomigliano D'Arco, Naples Italy; the University of Naples, Italy; or the region of Campania, Italy.


If you have questions about these procedures, please contact Jackie Strickland, Office of Graduate Studies(jacquelyn.strickland@grad.gatech.edu).

This website last reviewed/updated on 11/18/2015