The Biotechnology graduate program does not offer stipends or tuition support to its students. This is a pay-as-you-go program, lasting one academic year, starting second summer session.
There are, however, numerous other sources of graduate student support:
- University and department fellowships
- Individual grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and others
- Many advanced graduate students are supported as research assistants through a grant to the research lab in which they are working. Most laboratories are funded by 1-3 grants from NIH, NSF, and/or USDA.
- Associate instructorships (teaching assistantships) are available for eligible students in all Biology graduate programs and require no more (and often less) than 20 hours teaching-related duties per week. Associate instructorships provide an excellent opportunity to immerse oneself in a field and gain teaching experience, both fundamental aspects of graduate training.