Financial Support

Student Stipends. All students in the program receive full stipend (currently $26,000), tuition and fees, and single coverage health insurance. Support is provided by the program, by the student's mentor, or through one of many fellowship programs, some of which are described below.

Minority Program. The University has a Comprehensive Minority Faculty and Student Development Program designed to increase minority student enrollment in academic programs. Several minority graduate fellowships, which provide stipend support and cover expenses for tuition and fees, are available.

Fellowships and Training Grants. Several training grants from the National Institutes of Health provide financial support for predoctoral students in specified areas of research. Highly qualified students are encouraged to apply for individual predoctoral grants available from several extramural agencies. Your advisor and other faculty members will help you apply for positions on training grants and in the preparation of predoctoral grant applications.