Graduate students are supported using funds from an NIH training grant, the university teaching assistant budget, and the research grants of their major professor. Support for the 2016-2017 year includes a stipend of $31,006 (effective 7/1/2016), a full tuition scholarship, and an individual health plan.
Students are encouraged to apply for fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Any student receiving a fellowship (during the years of departmental support) will receive a supplement in recognition of their achievement. Applications for these fellowships can be obtained on the appropriate websites: