The trainee stipend is based on NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein-NRSA Awards Guidelines. They are established annually by the NIH. Trainees are paid on a monthly basis on the last weekday of the month.
The training grant provides funds for health insurance; however, the trainee is responsible to enroll in his/her own personal health insurance plan. Boston University also offers insurance plans to choose from.
An allowance is given annually for trainees to attend a scientific conference of their choosing.
An allowance is given for tuition if a trainee chooses to further educate themselves.