Financial Support

All students in good standing currently receive a stipend and a comprehensive health insurance package. In addition, the Immunology 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 Immunology Training Grant from the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
  • The Genetics Training Grant from the Institute of General Medical Sciences.
  • The Cancer Biology Training Grant from the Cancer Institute.
  • 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 awards offer financial support for students, including:

  • The Miller Fund Award for Innovative Immunology Research: The Miller Fund is a philanthropically endowed fund dedicated to support of innovative research in immunology. This is a 1-year non-renewable award. Applications must be electronically submitted by the Immunology Program trainee. Only applications from junior and senior pre-doctoral trainees in the Immunology Program who have achieved Ph.D. candidacy will be considered for this award. Deadline for application is March 25.
  • The Monte V. Hobbs Student Award: The Monte V. Hobbs Student Award has been established through the generous contributions of friends, family and colleagues to honor the memory of Monte V. Hobbs, a leader in research of the aging process in immunology and a pioneer in the development and implementation of the RNAse protection assay to study cytokines. Students in the Graduate Program in Immunology are eligible to apply. Two cash awards of $500 each will be given to students each year. Deadline for application is April 4.

For information on these awards, see the Student and Faculty Handbook.

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.