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Georgia Institute of Technology
(Atlanta, GA)
Georgia Tech Fund for Scientific Discovery

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech’s commitment to research in the physical and life sciences is motivated by seeking answers to several foundational questions that broaden and enliven the human mind while improving the human condition and the planet on which we depend.

Georgia Tech Fund for Scientific Discovery

The Georgia Tech Fund for Scientific Discovery, a cluster of funding resources, consists of several interacting programs managed at the levels of the dean of sciences and the executive vice president for research. These opportunities range from existing institutional funds to experimental funds with allocation flexibility to new programs that concentrate on fellowships for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.

Purpose & Focus:

Existing funding at Georgia Tech are broadly defined by the following categories:

  • Faculty-lead Research Centers, Experimental Initiatives and Seed Grants
  • Faculty Development Funds
  • Funds for Discretionary Support

The Georgia Tech Fund for Scientific Discovery will focus on growing philanthropic support for new endowed and expendable graduate and postdoctoral fellowships in the physical and life sciences as part of an institute-wide initiative. Most importantly, this effort will increase institutional offerings to support PhD students and post doctoral researchers, providing them with the independence locally while encouraging them to partner with Georgia Tech faculty for their training.

Who Is Eligible:

Georgia Tech graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty (early, mid and senior levels).

Application and Review:

Georgia Tech centers are always multi-investigator and multi-disciplinary; faculty fellowships are based on individual goals and plans (typically integrated within a research program that is integrative and collaborative).

Types of Support:

The Georgia Tech Fund for Scientific Discovery consists of various programs for research centers, faculty development and program support. To learn more, view the Georgia Institute of Technology Full Description.