Financial Support

All students in good standing currently receive a stipend and a comprehensive health insurance package. In addition, the Cancer Biology Program, using the funds listed below, will pay all tuition and fees for the student.

Training Grants & Funding Sources

Students are funded in their first two years of graduate school from a number of sources, depending on the exact interests and background of the student and availability of funds.

Training grants include:

  • The Cancer Biology Training Grant from the Cancer Institute.
  • The Immunology Training Grant from the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
  • The Genetics Training Grant from the Institute of General Medical Sciences.
  • The Regenerative Science Training Grant from the NIH.
  • The Cellular Biotechnology Training Grant from the NIH.
  • The Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant, and a host of others.

Fellowships and additional U-M funding sources include:

  • Regents fellowships or Merit fellowships from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
  • Funds from Vice Provost for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Medical School's offices.

Students in their third and subsequent years are generally supported by Research Assistantships from their mentor's external funding or by other University sources (such as Rackham fellowships or external funding sources).

Other Funding Opportunities

To find other sources of funding, check out U-M Library's "Funding for Students" guide.

To find support for families with children, including U-M child care subsidies, check out the Go Blue Guide "For Parents" section.