Student Support

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

The annual stipend for the 2015-2016 academic year will be $29,000. First year compensation for students who enroll in the 2015 entering class will be $30,500, including a $1,500 relocation allowance. The total annual award value--including stipend, tuition, fees, health insurance and relocation allowance--is over $42,000. Stipends are reviewed and updated regularly.

First-year students are funded through the PBMM Graduate Program by Graduate School Fellowships and occasionally by other national and University fellowships. In subsequent years, students are supported through their advisor's research grants, institutional funds or training grants. In addition, highly qualified students are encouraged to apply for individual fellowship awards, with the guidance of their advisors. See information from the Graduate School regarding Fellowships and Awards for additional resources.