Fellowships and Training Programs

Competitive students are encouraged to apply for intramural and extramural Fellowships and Traineeships.  These usually provide one or two years of stipend and tuition, and often provide additional funds for travel and other expenditures.

The Graduate School grants fellowships to incoming students (these can be one, two or three years of support) as well as existing students in their dissertation year. Other intramural and extramural fellowships typically provide mid-career to dissertation year support. Some fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens (and sometimes Permanent Residents), and some are targeted to specific groups.

Graduate School Fellowships

The Graduate School offers a number of competitive fellowships including:

  • University and Graduate Enrichment Fellowships (awarded to applicants, nominated by graduate program)
  • Presidential Fellowships (dissertation year, nominated by graduate program)

See the Graduate School Fellowships page for information about additional fellowship opportunities through the Graduate School

Training Programs

Training programs offer additional opportunities for training and professional development that enhance and complement those offered by the MCDB program.   Training programs are mostly for students in the first to third years, and are either offered to incoming students during recruitment or to existing students. In both cases, students must be nominated by the MCDB program. MCDB participates in two NIH-sponsored training programs:

Intramural Fellowships

MCDB students can compete for multiple intramural fellowships sponsored by the RNA Center and Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Extramural Fellowships

Eligible MCDB students are encouraged to compete for national fellowships from federal agencies and research foundations, such as the NIH, NSF and AHA:

Information about other fellowship and funding opportunities can be found using the InfoEd SPIN Database of funding opportunities