All Ph.D. students in the program are paid stipends through
the duration of their graduate training. Students also receive
full tuition waivers from the University and comprehensive
health benefits. Stipends for incoming Ph.D. students in
the 2011-2012 academic year will be $29,580 (for a 12-month
period) and a medical insurance allowance of up to $2,500.
At the end of the first year, the Steering Committee of
the NIH Genetics Training Grant reviews the progress of
all eligible students (US citizens and green card holders)
and selects those with superior performance to be supported
by the NIH
Genetics Training Grant. Students are usually supported
for two years from this grant. These students are also eligible
to receive travel funds to attend scientific meetings. MCB
students serve as teaching assistants in two one-semester
laboratory or lecture courses, usually in the second year.