Ph.D. Funding

To help our students fully dedicate themselves to academic achievement, the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences now offers fully funded financial aid packages to our incoming first year PhD  students through various sources including NIH Training Grants. Full funding includes tuition, fees, a stipend to meet living expenses and health insurance. In subsequent years, funding will be provided through departments, programs, training grants and/or faculty research grants.

Additional scholarships, fellowships and grants or paid teaching and research opportunities may be available through individual departments/programs. Students should contact their department/program directly to learn more about these opportunities.

Funding for the Ph.D. program breaks down as follows:

Students receive full tuition coverage, fees, and a $30,500 stipend per year prior to qualifying exams, increasing to $31,500 post-qualifying exams. In addition to the living expenses stipend, students receive health insurance.

The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences also provides a fully funded financial aid package for all MD/PhD Candidates.  Information on the combined MD/PhD program can be found here.