The standard form of aid is a 1/3-time assistantship that includes a stipend and a waiver of tuition. These may be either teaching assistantships (TA) or research assistantships (RA). Assistantships at greater value (i.e., 1/2-time) are sometimes offered, as are ones at a value below 1/3-time; however, in the latter case, there is no tuition waiver.
Since the graduate program in the Stewart School is exceptionally large, we have adopted a policy regarding financial aid that is perhaps somewhat different than that pursued by other, smaller programs. Accordingly, ISyE does not offer either TA nor RA support to master's applicants. Rather, such support is typically reserved for students pursuing the Ph.D. Exceptions to this are rare, but do occur. For example, if a faculty member wishes to support a master's student on their own contract. In addition, the Stewart School will occasionally support a master's student as a TA if there are no qualified Ph.D. students available. If you seek support, we do ask that you refrain from sending blanket e-mails to the entire ISyE faculty and above all, please do not send mass solicitation mailings to other, non-ISyE faculties on campus.
Qualified students are encouraged to seek national fellowships to support their study (e.g., Hertz, NSF, DOE, Packard, etc.). In addition, there are various fellowships awarded by Georgia Tech as well as ISyE. All of these are highly competitive and their availability as well as their monetary values may fluctuate from year to year. Candidates are nominated for consideration by ISyE.
Restricted to master's students. These are one-time gifts in the amount of $2,500 and approximately eight are awarded each fall to incoming students. The award is based largely upon academic record.
Made periodically available through support from the Shell Oil Corporation, recent fellowships have been one-time gifts in the amount of $5,000 to support Ph.D. study in applied statistics. Awards are given to either incoming or current Ph.D. students and are based upon academic performance.
Provided by the Institute for Ph.D. study. Academic units are given a number of fellowships annually, each in the amount of $5,500 with awards being extendable for a period of four years of study. ISyE has typically made on the order of ten Presidential Fellowship offers a year; the awards are based on prior academic performance, GRE scores, and letters of reference. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.
Currently, the ARCS Foundation provides ISyE with five fellowships, each worth $5,000 per year and renewable. The awards are for Ph.D. study and are based upon academic performance. Awards are typically made to students beyond their first year of study. U.S. citizenship is required.
Provided by a fund made available by ISyE alumnus John Morris, these fellowships are for graduate study and vary in amount, duration, and when offered. Most recent awards have been at values between $2,500 and $5,000. Awards are renewable.
The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) offers a varying number of fellowships for Ph.D. study. Awards are made on the basis of academic record and projected research capability in the various subject disciplines related to the field of logistics. Award amounts vary, but recent fellowships have been offered in the amount of $5,000. The fellowships are renewable.
These fellowships are restricted to incoming African-American Ph.D. students. Initial awards are in the amount of $2,000 per year and increase to $4,000 per year after successful completion of the student's Ph.D. comprehensive examination.