BSP students are fully-funded. ​A student’s first year stipend and tuition is covered entirely by the Graduate School. However, we continually encourage first year students to apply for grants, which are wonderful professional development opportunities and may allow for unique research experiences. ​


You'll find that a number of our programs under our umbrella currently hold long-standing training grants. Other programs within the umbrella are in the process of applying for their own T32’s: Cell Biology, Stem Cells & Development; Cancer Biology, Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Integrated Physiology; Structural Biology and Biochemistry.

Computational Bioscience Program T15 | This training grant supports six pre-doctoral and three postdoctoral trainees; it is currently supplemented by an ARRA-related award of an additional one pre-doctoral and three postdoctoral slots.

NIH Reporter Summary for the Computational Bioscience T15

Immunology Program T32 | The Immunology Training grant supports 5 pre-doctoral trainees in the Immunology Program. Trainees will be chosen from pre-doctoral fellows in the laboratories of any of the faculty on the program. Predoctoral fellows will be appointed after their successful first year in the program, when they have passed their preliminary exam, chosen and begun work in their training laboratories. 

NIH Reporter Summary for the Immunology T32

Microbiology Program T32 | Students are selected for appointment to this training program only after they have completed their required course work, passed their preliminary and comprehensive examinations and begun their dissertation research.
NIH Reporter Summary for the Microbiology T32

Molecular Biology Program T32 | Recently renewed for its 16th year. High quality students with strong academic records and a demonstrated aptitude, commitment and passion for research are selected by a committee. The training program is flexible and highly student orientated to meet individual needs, but at the same time has a rigorous curriculum, sets high standards and is very well organized. Currently, this training grant appoints 6 pre-doctoral trainees each year through PI nominations.  Trainees are appointed for one year with the opportunity to be re-appointed for a second year.
NIH Reporter Summary for the Molecular Biology T32

Neuroscience Program T32 | This grant has been funding the program since 1993. This grant currently funds six slots for first and second year Ph.D. students in the Neuroscience Training Program, and these students are appointed to the grant by the Graduate Training Committee.
NIH Reporter Summary for the Neuroscience T32

Pharmacology Program T32 | Currently the longest running Pharmacology T32 in the nation. The grant is going into its 35th year. This training grant is typically used for second and third year students in Pharmacology Training Labs. Students can be on this training grant for no more than two years.
NIH Reporter Summary for the Pharmacology T32


NIH: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards | Support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (NSFGRF) | Provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

Every fall the graduate school sponsors a NSF GRFP Workshop where faculty members who have served on NSF review committees, as well as current fellows, provide insights into applying for and winning an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

U.S. Department of Energy Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowships | Funding for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program | Program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in the areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation of scientific and technical talent in the U.S.

Microsoft Research Student Fellowship | Provides financial support for students conducting computer science research.

National Academies Fellowships | The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council offer several fellowships in science, engineering, and medicine.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grants | Fellowships and grants supporting biomedical research.

American Heart Association Predoctoral fellowship | Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.

Department of National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program | Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest.



American Association of University Women Foundation | Administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates, and required documents.

AT&T Labs Fellowship Program (ALFP) | Offers three-year fellowships to outstanding under-represented minority and women students pursuing PhD studies in computing and communications-related fields.

Association of Women in Science Education Foundation Fellowships | Provides several fellowships for women pursuing doctoral degrees in science fields such as behavioral science, life science, physical science social science or engineering.



U.S. National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Graduate Fellowship Awards for Minority Students | This program encourages students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to seek research doctoral degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

American Indian College Fund (AICF) | Disburses approximately 6,000 scholarships annually for American Indian students seeking to better their lives through higher education.

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship | Scholarships are awarded to members of American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) who are American Indian/Alaskan Native college students pursuing academic programs in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, and math.

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science | Provides fellowships for minority students at the master’s and doctoral level in science and engineering fields. The fellowship also provides access to internships in research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans | Provides fellowships for graduate students in all fields of study who are permanent residents, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) | Administers various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates, and required documents.

HHMI Gilliam fellowship | The goal of this graduate fellowship program is to increase the diversity among scientists who are prepared to assume leadership roles in science, particularly as college and university faculty. The program provides awards to pairs of students and their dissertation advisers who are selected for their scientific leadership and commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

UNCF ScholarshipsUNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, we award more than $100 million in scholarships to students attending more than 1,100 schools across the country

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