Application to become a GTP fellow

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The GTP program at the University of Georgia is committed to diversity in all its forms. We strive to cultivate an inclusive environment, and to promote the success of scholars of all racial and socioeconomic groups, religious and cultural backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, national origins, and disability statuses. We believe all people deserve equity in education and that the best science is done with a diverse and inclusive scientific workforce.  We welcome applications from all individuals, and we are committed to supporting all of our students’ scientific and professional development. For a list of and links to specific UGA Programs and Organizations promoting DEI see

Application Process

Students will apply for acceptance to the program after choosing a mentor who is a member of the GTP faculty, listed on this webpage. A limited number of slots will be available beginning in January of their first year for funding through December of their third year. After two years, trainee support will be the responsibility of her/his mentor. Students who are now in their second year will also be considered for acceptance for one year of funding.

By signing the application form, the mentor pledges to support the student regardless of the GTP training program acceptance decision.

In January, each trainee will become a student in the department in which his/her mentor has their primary academic appointment and be subject to that department’s requirements for matriculation and graduation. The training program can also provide limited funds for trainee travel to meetings for presentations.

The form for application can be downloaded here. Email a signed copy of this application and your cv to Rita Hutchins at by 5 pm on December 12, 2022. Decisions and notifications will be made by the GTP Executive Committee as quickly as possible.

Independent Development Plan

We encourage all GTP students to fill an Independent Development Plan (IDP) and review it with their advisor or committee member every year. Here is a link and information to get you started.