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 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 

Rachel Andrews
Rachel Andrews
2017 AMC21 Scholar
Microbiology Theme
Former Biology Major, Florida State University
Sam Mabry
Sam Mabry
2017 AMC21 Scholar
Neuroscience Theme
Former Neuroscience Honors Major, UAB
Gunars Osis
Gunars Osis
2017 AMC21 Scholar
Biochemistry Theme
Former Biology Major, University of Florida

If you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Frances Lund This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.