The University of Michigan

Financial Support

CMB students in good standing receive full financial support throughout their training. This includes student tuition, stipend (living allowance) and health benefits. CMB also provides funding toward student travel to present their research at national meetings.

Stipend: Stipends for CMB students are competitive with top-ranked research institutions nationwide at $26,500 for 2010-2011.

Health Insurance: The University of Michigan Health System is renowned for the quality of its health care. CMB students receive health care insurance through the unique Premiere Care student health insurance plan, which allows students a full range of health care coverage. Premiere Care is provided to students and spouses, including a family allowance.

Financial Support Sources: The major emphasis of graduate training in the CMB Program is on laboratory research. By providing financial support, CMB ensures that students do not have to teach to support themselves, although all students are teaching assistants for one term for the purpose of gaining teaching experience.

Financial support is typically provided by PIBS in the first graduate year, then by CMB Training Grant funds, individual fellowships, or research grants from the student's dissertation laboratory, as follows: