Students in the BCB Graduate Program typically receive Assistantship funding for their entire PhD career. For first-year students, the BCB program either provides or obtains assistantship funding so they can take part in the rotations program. Beyond their first year, students' major professors either provide or help obtain financial support for their PhD BCB students in the form of a Research or Teaching Assistantship. Assistantship funding provides a monthly salary plus tuition and health insurance scholarships.
All first-year BCB students receive funding
All graduate students admitted to the BCB program receive graduate assistantship support so they can take part in the BCB rotation program to determine the laboratory in which they will do research for their PhD. For Fall 2019, yearly assistantship stipend amounts will range from $24,000 to $36,000 depending on the assistantship or fellowship received. In addition to the assistantship, students will receive tuition coverage and health care coverage.
Other fellowships provide additional funding on top of the existing amount provided in the assistantship award. These include
- the Miller Graduate Fellowship which provides an award up to $5,000 per year for 3 years,
- the Brown Graduate Fellowship which provides a $10,000 grant, and
- the Diane Brandt Graduate Fellowship for women which provides a $5,000 award.
BCB will nominate students for these fellowships.