Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need

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Competitions are usually held on an annual basis.

Next competition: FY 2015, pending available funding
Last competition: FY 2012

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Current Application

Please note that the FY 2012 competition for this program is closed. The archived application below should be used for reference only.

  • FY 2012 GAANN Application (archived): download files MS Word (760K) | PDF (1.34MB)

Application Contacts

Rebecca ELL,, (202) 502-7779
U.S. Department of Education
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program
1990 K Street, N.W., 7th Floor
Mail Code: K-OPE-7-7063
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: (202) 502-7857

Express Mail Delivery* Only
Rebecca ELL
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program
K Street Location, 7th Floor
Washington DC 20202
Telephone: (202) 502-7779

* Effective April 8, 2011 all express mail packages must be sent to a central U. S. Department of Education location for security screening and tracking before transfer to other headquarters buildings. Please direct express mail packages being delivered to program by UPS, FedEx, DSL, and similar carriers to the express mail address indicated.

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