Financial Support

Additional sources of graduate support

  • Indiana 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 into a field and gain teaching experience, which are fundamental aspects of graduate training. One semester of teaching experience is required for completion of the Ph.D. degree.

Our department seeks a diverse student body and we encourage members of minority groups to apply. In addition to fellowship opportunities available in IU Biology, the university provides a number of fellowships for minority applicants.