Applying to IDEAS

Students may apply to the IDEAS program...

...when applying to the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia – Direct Track

-or- first- or second-year students already enrolled in a relevant PhD program at UGA – Internal Track




IDEAS students entering the program upon admission to the University of Georgia - Odum School of Ecology are granted five years of support, including two consecutive years on the NSF Fellowship ($34,000 per year). These students will receive a PhD from the Odum School of Ecology.


The next application deadline for IDEAS Direct Track is December 1, 2018.


Direct Track Admissions




Students already enrolled in any relevant PhD program at UGA may apply for admission to the IDEAS program in Spring of their first or second year. Successful applicants will be supported for two consecutive years on an NSF Fellowship ($34,000 per year) and will receive a PhD in the program through which they matriculated.

The 2018 application deadline for IDEAS Internal Track is May 18th.


Internal Track Admissions




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