All students in the Ph.D. programs participating in the Program in Biomedical Sciences are supported financially throughout their graduate studies. Support includes
- Competitive stipend ($28,500/year)
- Health insurance (comparable to that of University of Michigan Faculty and Staff)
- Fully paid tuition and fees
First-year support is provided by PIBS; support in subsequent years is guaranteed to students in good standing and is drawn from a variety of sources, including:
- Department funds
- University of Michigan funds
- Training Grants
- Research grants
- Individual fellowships
Although PIBS does not require that students have individual fellowships, we strongly encourage students with highly competitive academic credentials and research experience to apply to such sources.
American Physiological Society / Porter Physiology Fellowships
American Society for Microbiology Robert D. Watkins Minority Graduate Fellowship
Annual Biomedical Research Confrerence for Undergraduate Minority Students (ABRCMS)
Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities
Greater Midwest Affiliate Predoctoral Fellowship
Harold M Weintraub Graduate Student Award
Individual Biomedical Informatics Fellowships
Lung Health Dissertation Grant
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Inc.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program
National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship
NIH Predoctoral Fellowship Awards for Minority Students
NIH Predoctoral Fellowship Awards for Students with Disabilities
NCID Postdoctoral Research Associate Program
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Outcomes
Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutics
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Program for NIGMS MARC Predoctoral Fellowships
Tylenol® Future Care Scholarship
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate
U-M Reproductive Sciences Program Fellowships
This program encourages diversity among minority graduate students who are pursuing full time studies towards a Ph.D. in the physiological sciences. Fellowship stipends of $18,000 are awarded for a 1 year period to selected recipients.
Eligibility criteria include: applicants must come from an underrepresented ethnic minority background such as African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Native Pacific Islander and be a US citizen or permanent resident. Recipients are selected based on academic performance, proposed study and training goals, research plans and recommendation letters.American Society for Microbiology Robert D. Watkins Minority Graduate Fellowship
The Robert D. Watkins Minority Graduate Fellowship is aimed at highly competitive minority graduate students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program and who have completed their graduate coursework in the microbiological sciences. The program provides a total stipend of $45,000 for a three year period (September 2002 - June 2005). Students will receive six stipend payments. Funds cannot be used for tuition or fees.
The eligible candidate must:
- be formally admitted to and have successfully completed the first year as a doctoral candidate in the microbiological sciences (First year students cannot apply),
- be a member of an underrepresented minority group in the the sciences (African American, Hispanic American, Native American, or Native Pacific Islander),
- be a student member of ASM
- be mentored by an ASM member
- be an U.S. Citizen or hold permanent (green card) visa status
- not have funding OR have funding that will expire by the start date of the fellowship. This fellowship can not run concurrently with other national fellowships from NIH, NSF, HHMI, etc.
Three years of support including stipend and institutional allowance for applicants who are U.S. citizens or nationals and are also members of specific ethnic minority groups. This fellowship is also administered by the Fellowship Office of the National Research Council.
Applications and information can also be obtained by contacting the Fellowship Office of the National Research Council at the same address, telephone, etc., as listed above for the Howard Hughes Fellowship Program.Greater Midwest Affiliate - Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
To help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research by providing research assistance and training.
Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease, stroke or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems.
All basic disciplines as well as epidemiological, community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems.
Predoctoral M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M. (or equivalent) students seeking research training with a sponsor/mentor prior to embarking on a research career. Full-time students working towards their degrees.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Basic Sciences Division is seeking nominations for outstanding graduate students for the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award to recognize outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences. The Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences. Nominations should be submitted online by early December.
Individual Biomedical Informatics Fellowships
Individual biomedical informatics fellowships provide support for the training of informatics scientists able to perform research into basic informatics problems or to application of informatics to any area of biomedicine, including clinical medicine, basic biomedical research, clinical and health services research, public health, professional education, and administration. Post-doctoral, pre-doctoral and, in certain specified fields, some post- baccalaureate candidates are eligible.
Health informatics is concerned with the acquisition, representation, storage, retrieval, and utilization of information in a health-relevant domain. Fellowship training is intended to help meet the growing national need for research investigators and leaders trained in the myriad of specialized areas in biomedical computing and health informatics. Thus, this fellowship is suitable for training in informatics specializations ranging from clinical informatics to the informatics of molecular biology and other large research datasets. Applications that focus on building new skills or extending the applicant's existing expertise are particularly desirable.Lung Health Dissertation Grant (PDF)
The objective of the Lung Health Research Dissertation Grant is to support doctoral research training for dissertation research on issues relevant to lung disease. These awards are intended for students with an academic career focus on various disciplines of the social sciences and/or nurses in any field. Areas of particular interest to the American Lung Association are:
- Psychosocial lung health research
- Behavioral lung health research
- Health services and health policy research
- Epidemiological and biostatistical lung health research
- Public Health education research
The primary mission of GEM is to enhance the value of the nation's human capital in engineering and science by increasing the participation of under-represented minorities (Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and other Hispanic Americans) at the masters and doctoral levels. Through the Center, comprehensive nationwide programs have been established to identify, recruit and enroll minority science and engineering students in graduate programs leading to an advanced degree. The Center serves as the hub and focus for these program components:
- Financial Support for Advanced Degrees: GEM MS Engineering Fellowship Program / GEM Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship Program / GEM Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program / EPA / CDAI Traineeship Program
- Mentoring Workshops
- Academic Enhancement: Graduate Research Orientation Workshops / Student Developmental Seminars
For further information regarding this fellowship, please contact:National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program
Supports three years of predoctoral study with full tuition, fees and stipend along with an institutional allowance. Applications accepted from college seniors, college graduates, and beginning and more advanced graduate students. Only U.S. citizens and nationals are eligible. No military or other service obligations are involved.
Dr. George Outterson
NDSEG Fellowship Program
200 Park Drive, Suite 211
P. O. Box 13444
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3444
Tel: (919) 549-8505
Fax: (919) 549-8205
NPSC welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution. NPSC attempts to recruit a broad pool of applicants with a special emphasis on underrepresented minorities and women. Students must be applying with the intention of pursuing a Ph.D. To be eligible, applicants must be a U. S. citizen (born or naturalized) as of the NPSC Deadline Date for the year of application. See the section on eligibility on the information page NIH Predoctoral Fellowship Awards for Minority Students
The National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowship for Minority Students will provide up to five years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree; the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree; or other combined professional degree and research doctoral degree in the biomedical, behavioral sciences, or health services research. These fellowships are designed to enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and health services research labor force in the United States. The Public Health Service (PHS) is committed to achieving the health promotion and disease prevention objectives of "Healthy People 2000." a PHS led national activity for setting priority areas. This Program Announcement (PA), Title of PA, is related to one or more of the priority areas. Potential applicants may obtain a copy of "Healthy People 2000" here. NIH Predoctoral Fellowship Awards for Students with Disabilities
The NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship for Students with Disabilities will provide up to five years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. (or equivalent research degree), or the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree (or other combined professional research doctoral degrees) in the biomedical or behavioral sciences. The intent of this Predoctoral Fellowship Program is to encourage students with disabilities to seek graduate degrees and thus further the goal of increasing the number of scientists with disabilities who are prepared to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral research. For the purpose of this announcement, the definition of persons with disabilities from the Americans with Disabilities Act will be used. The Public Health Service (PHS) is committed to achieving the health promotion and disease prevention objectives of "Healthy People 2000," a PHS led national activity for setting priority areas. This Program Announcement (PA), Title of PA, is related to one or more of the priority areas. Potential applicants may obtain a copy of "Healthy People 2000" here. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Three years of support from the National Science Foundation, including stipend and partial or full tuition ("cost of education"). Approximately 1000 awards are given each year for study in a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, national, or permanent residents. College seniors, college graduates, and first-year graduate students in first quarter or semester of graduate school (< 20 semester or 30 quarter hours of graduate study) are eligible to apply. For further information regarding this fellowship, please contact:
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
P.O. Box 3010
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-3010
Tel: (423) 483-3344
Fax: (423) 241-4513
Progress in health outcomes research requires the constant entry of well-trained investigators into the field. The PhRMA Foundation recognizes that the training of such individuals is long and expensive, requiring four to five years of post baccalaureate study and research. To provide some assistance in this training sequence, the PhRMA Foundation program aims at supporting promising students during their thesis research. The program provides a stipend and funds to cover costs incidental to the training. Applications will be accepted for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years. The fellowship program of pre-doctoral support is designed to assist full-time, in-residence Ph.D. candidates in the fields of health outcomes who are enrolled in U.S. schools of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry or schools of public health. The program seeks to support advanced students who will have completed the bulk of their pre-thesis requirements (two years of study) and are starting their thesis research by the time the award is activated. Students just starting in graduate school should not apply Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutics
Pharmaceutics is that area of the pharmaceutical sciences that seeks the optimal development of a drug delivery product or device and its subsequent performance in the delivery of the drug from the device following its administration to a patient. Pharmaceutics is a multidisciplinary area, with significant underpinnings from such basic scientific disciplines as physical chemistry, physical organic chemistry, and biophysics.
Progress in pharmaceutics research requires the constant entry of well-trained investigators into the field. The PhRMA Foundation recognizes the critical need for such scientists and appreciates that the training of such individuals is both long and expensive, requiring four to five years of study and research. To encourage the entry of more qualified individuals into this area, the PhRMA Foundation program aims at supporting promising students during their thesis research by providing assistance in the form of stipend and funds to cover costs incidental to the training. Applications will be accepted for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years.
The program assumes that the fellows will devote full-time (including summers) to their research. The PhRMA Foundation fellowship may not be used as a supplement to funds from other fellowships or assistantships. However, this does not preclude institutions supplementing a fellowship with their own funds in order to bring the stipend within the normal range of the institution. The focus of the program is to assist in the predoctoral training of the applicant. It should not be viewed as a program to fund a research project.It should be stressed that the quality of the research proposed will be a major factor in the selection of fellows. The student's success in carrying out a rigorous academic [i.e., course work] program will be another major selection factor. Research projects which extend or develop the proprietary value of specific drug products are not acceptable in this program. This exclusion does not preclude research in which specific drug products are used to test hypotheses which have a general applicability.Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Program for NIGMS MARC Predoctoral Fellowships
The goals of the MARC Branch are to increase the number of underrepresented minorities engaged in biomedical research and their potential for quality research, and to strengthen science course curricula and research training environments at minority/minority serving institutions. As part of its ongoing commitment to the development of research training capabilities at these institutions the MARC Branch will provide funds to eligible underrepresented minority students who, as undergraduates, were MARC trainees, and who have been accepted or enrolled in a program leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in the biomedical/behavioral sciences.
Applicants must be graduates of either the MARC HURT or the MARC U*STAR Programs. In addition, applicants must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent research degree program, a combined M.D./Ph.D. program or other combined professional degree/Ph.D. program in the biomedical or behavioral sciences, including mathematics, and must have a thesis mentor and thesis project acceptable to the institution's Ph.D. dissertation committee(s).
The Tylenol® Future Care Scholarship
The makers of the Tylenol® Family of Products will award ten $10,000 scholarships and 150 $1,000 scholarships for higher education to students who demonstrate leadership in community activities and school activities and who intend to major in areas that will lead to health related fields.
You may apply to the Tylenol® Scholarship if you will be attending an undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. This includes those students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course of study and have one or more years of school remaining.Graduate Fellowships for Beginning and First-Year Graduate Students
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate
- U.S. Citizenship required.
- Fellowships are intended for beginning and first-year graduate students, you should have completed no more than one-year of full-time graduate studies when you start your tenure.
- You must be pursuing a graduate degree in the physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences including science policy, engineering, mathematics, or computer science.
- You must have career and employment goals aligned with the mission and objectives of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
- You must be enrolled as a full-time student while on tenure.
- You must meet all application deadlines listed below.
- $2,300/month for 12 months.
- Highly competitive with other national fellowship programs. Amount pending final approval.
- Appointments are for one year with renewal for two additional years, given satisfactory progress.
- One off-campus research internship at a DHS-designated facility will be required. It is expected that this research experience will occur during the summer, but could occur during the academic term. For the internship, you will be paid one round-trip travel allowance. Other Important Items
- You must attend an accredited college or university located in the United States or its territories, and you must be accepted by a graduate school or program, before beginning tenure..
- You must be covered by a medical health insurance plan while on tenure.
- You may not accept simultaneous payment from another major fellowship or similar award.
- You must indicate a willingness to accept, after graduation, competitive employment offers from DHS, state and local security offices, DHS-affiliated Federal laboratories, or DHS-related university faculty or research staff positions.
You must submit written notification of your intent to apply for this program via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (865) 576-1609. Include the following information:
- Current Institution
- Proposed Field of Study while on fellowship (see list of fields provided at end of Application)
- Current Academic Level: either beginning or first-year graduate student
The Reproductive Sciences Program (RSP), a division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is an interdisciplinary academic research and training unit composed of faculty and students at the University of Michigan who have interests in reproductive biology. Our NIH Training Grant in Reproductive Endocrinology provides stipend, tuition and travel support for graduate and postdoctoral trainees. For complete details, visit the Web site. For questions, contact Jeni Chapman (email@example.com) or Gary Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Predoctoral Fellowships Deadline: April 15, 2008
The opening is for a one-year term with a possible renewal for a second year. Fellows must be appointed before June 1, 2008. Predoctoral trainees must be qualified graduate trainees in good standing who have reached candidacy. Applicants must be:
- working or plan to work in the laboratory of a RSP faculty mentor and
- U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Postdoctoral Fellowships Deadline: March 15, 2008
The opening is for a one-year term with a possible renewal for a second year. Fellows must be appointed before May 1, 2008. Postdoctoral fellows must:
- have a M.D., D.V.M. or Ph.D. at the time of appointment and
- be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
A RSP faculty mentor must agree to serve as an immediate mentor. Selection is made on the basis of quality of previous training, potential for independent research, and appropriateness of opportunities for growth within the program.NCID Postdoctoral Research Associate Program Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Undergrauate Minority Students (ABRCMS)