Funding Opportunities with the Genetics Area Program

All of our students receive financial aid in the form of fellowships, NIH traineeships, research assistantships or teaching assistantships.

All Genetics graduate students receive competitive funding packages, including health insurance and tuition waivers.

Generous stipends are offered by many different sources.

  • Life Sciences Fellowships Program
  • Graduate School Fellowships
  • Biological Sciences Teaching Assistantships
  • Interdisciplinary Plant Group Fellowships

In addition, students are offered a $700 First-Year Travel Award, allowing them to attend a national scientific meeting of their choice.

Excellent grant funding, such as the $4.5 million NIH Plant Genome Initiative and the $5 million Center for Phytonutrient and Phytochemical Studies, provide students with an array of outstanding laboratories in which to pursue a thesis research project.

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