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Stipend Ph.D. Students

Doctoral students are typically provided a fellowship award which includes an annual stipend, a full tuition scholarship and single coverage health insurance while they are enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree.

The stipend is $28,987 for 2018-2019 (July 1 - June 30). Stipend amounts are reviewed annually and generally increased from $500 to $1,000.

Doctoral students who meet the criteria of other sources of assistance may apply for additional aid through the Financial Aid Office.

Training Grants

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology has been awarded several highly competitive, institutional training grants from the National Institutes of Health. These grants provide funds for stipend support, educational and training opportunities for Ph.D. students working in the areas of immunology, microbial pathogenesis (including bacteria, fungi and viruses), HIV/AIDS research, and oral biology. Upper level students that have fulfilled coursework and qualifying exam requirements are eligible for consideration, and suitable candidates are selected by the faculty.

  • Pre and Postdoctoral Training Program in Immunology - Principal Investigator: Edith Lord Ph.D.
  • HIV-1 Replication and Pathogenesis
  • Infection and Immunity: The Pathogenesis of Host-Microbe Interactions - Principal Investigator: Stephen Dewhurst Ph.D.

Predoctoral students in Microbiology and Immunology may also receive support from additional training grants that include the following: