A doctoral level assistantship for faculty members teaching in Georgia institutions of higher learning Faculty Development in Georgia.

The Faculty Development in Georgia (FDIG) program, established in 1964 and conducted in cooperation with the Graduate School, gives faculty members from institutions across the state an opportunity to continue their graduate education on a full-time basis.

FDIG provides an assistantship that will enrich the faculty member's professional and academic endeavors, and ensures an academic year of full-time doctoral study at the University of Georgia in the faculty member's chosen field.

The program consists of:

  • appropriate course work in the academic department chosen by the faculty member;
  • seminars concerned with current issues in higher education conducted by the Institute of Higher Education;
  • and responsibilities to be arranged by the faculty member's academic department head and the director of the Institute of Higher Education.