Student Benefits & Financial Aid

PhD students are guaranteed funding for up to 5 years in the program. Additional years of support are granted as needed to complete thesis research. Benefits include:

  • Stipend of $33,000/year before passing the qualifier exam
  • Stipend of $35,000/year after passing the qualifier exam
  • Additional stipend increases are awarded to students who secure their own funding sources through fellowships or grants.
  • Full tuition paid by the program
  • Health insurance plan
  • Relocation expense reimbursement up to $800

Training Grants

MDB students are eligible for slots in several training grants.

  • Prenatal endocrinology
  • Pulmonary & Cardiovascular Development
  • Teratology

Fellowship Opportunities

We strongly urge our students to compete for national & international fellowships. It is best to apply in the 1st or 2nd years of graduate school. Below is a partial list of graduate student fellowship opportunities.