Ph.D. Funding Opportunities

2021 Ph.D. Assistantship in Sustainable Economic Development Planning

The Ph.D. Program of Georgia Tech's School of City and Regional Planning is pleased to announce a four year research assistantship, beginning fall 2021, with a primary focus on how automation and robotics impacts sustainable economic development.  The successful applicant will work in Professor Nancey Green Leigh’s lab on a National Science Foundation research grant that includes international case studies. The assistantship covers tuition and a stipend. A master's degree in planning is required.

A separate 250 word essay outlining the applicant's research interests in sustainable economic development must be submitted to the Ph.D. program director Brian Stone after completing the online application process for the Ph.D. Program and Nancey Green Leigh.  

Questions pertaining to the assistantship may be directed to Professor Nancey Green Leigh ( 



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