Financial Support

All students traditionally accepted into GBS receive a competitive annual stipend and fully paid tuition and fees. Single coverage health insurance is also offered at no cost to the student through VIVA Health UAB.

The annual stipend for the 2016-2017 academic year will be $29,000. The total annual award value, including stipend, tuition, fees, and health insurance is $40,604. When students successfully meet requirements for admission to candidacy, the annual stipend will increase by $1,000. Adjusted to the national average cost of living, the $29,000 stipend is equivalent to $32,800.

Traditionally accepted first-year students are funded through their theme programs, by Graduate School Fellowships, and occasionally by other national and University fellowships. In subsequent years, these students are supported through their advisor's research grants, institutional funds, or training grants. All student support is guaranteed by their faculty mentor's primary appointment department, pending satisfactory progress.

Additional Funding Sources

The Graduate School Fellowship Incentive Program provides awards to students who submit an application and an additional award to students whose applications are funded. Learn more on the UAB Graduate School website.

Additional University awards available to UAB graduate students in the biomedical sciences include:

You can find information on more funding opportunities on other Graduate School website.