Financial Support

All students traditionally accepted into GBS receive an annual stipend, fully paid tuition and fees, and single coverage health insurance.

The annual stipend for the 2018-2019 academic year will be $29,000.  When students successfully meet requirements for admission to candidacy, the annual stipend will increase to $30,000.

The total annual award value for 2017-2018, including stipend, tuition, fees, and health insurance, is $40,604. 

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 mentor'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 include:

 

AMC21 Dean's Research Scholar Program

Organized by the Inflammation Infection and Immunity (I3) Research Pillar and funded by the SOM Academic Enrichment Fund
 

What is the AMC21 Dean's Research Scholar Program? 

The AMC21 Dean's Research Scholar Program is a highly competitive and selective group of GBS students that have exhibited high-achieving scientific experience and potential. Our goal is recruit the top graduate students to the GBS program and to provide each student with unique opportunities to advance their research careers.

Please see more details on the AMC21 strategic plan on the SOM website

What does this program mean for you? 

  • Up to 8 awards are to be given per year to recruit the top graduate student candidates to GBS
  • All students will be coming to an institution that is actively investing in graduate education, recruiting/retaining top scientifists and research initiatives.

What is included in the Scholar Award? 

  • Stipend support over 2 years, beginning after the GBS fellowship (Equivalent to 3 1/2 total years of stipend support)
  • Discretionary funds for computers, scientific meetings, etc. 
  • Mentoring team to pre-review fellowship applications, provide career advice, and provide letters of support 

Please see more details on the Academic Enrichment Fund, which is being used to support the graduate student AMC21 Scholar Program. 

Additional Opportunities for AMC21 Scholars: 

  • Attending and meeting researchers at the annual induction reception with the Dean of UAB School of Medicine
  • Organizing, participating, and presenting research in the annual symposium, AMC21 Symposia
  • Attending annual dinner with symposium keynote lecturers for an AMC21 Annual Symposia (sponsored by I3)

 

Current AMC21 Scholar Recipients 

Trevor Blain

Trevor Blain

Trevor Blain
2018 AMC21 Scholar
Immunology Theme
BS in Biology, University of Colorado Denver
Robert Phillips

Robert Phillips

Robert Phillips
2018 AMC21 Scholar
Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics Theme
BS in Biology, Salisbury University
Cheryl Sesler

Cheryl Sesler

Cheryl Sesler
2018 AMC21 Scholar
Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine Theme
MS in Biology, Jacksonville State University
BS in Biological Sciences, University of Tennessee Martin
Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews
2017 AMC21 Scholar
Microbiology Theme
BS in Biology, Florida State University
Sam Mabry

Sam Mabry

Sam Mabry
2017 AMC21 Scholar
Neuroscience Theme
BS in Neuroscience with Honors, UAB
Gunars Osis

Gunars Osis

Gunars Osis
2017 AMC21 Scholar
Biochemistry Theme
BS in Biology, University of Florida

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