Financial support

The majority of our PhD students are supported as “graduate student researchers” (GSR) by the graduate program itself during the first quarter (laboratory rotations) and following that through intra or extramural grants by the identified major professor.  Students receive competitive stipends that follow NIH guidelines, as well as full fees/tuition and health insurance benefits.  A number of prestigious NIH-training fellowships are available on a competitive basis for qualified PhD students. Those are usually available following advancement to PhD candidacy (i.e. after passing the qualifying examination).

Teaching Assistantships (TA-ships) that offer training opportunities in teaching while providing financial support are available through affiliated departments.

The University also offers financial assistance in the form of graduate and nonresident tuition fellowships. The deadline for online applications is December 1. For more information see the student financial support page on the Office of Graduate Studies Website. Incoming and continuing students are strongly encouraged to apply for fellowships.

Financial support is not provided to Masters degree students.

Tuition Disclaimer:  Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 22-23 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.

*We strongly advise international applicants to seek fellowship support from their home countries. Only exceptional international students without financial support can be accepted into the program. Please contact the Graduate Group ( prior to seeking admissions.