Supporting your education and research is of utmost importance to the department. As such, the department makes a commitment to you that you will receive funding for the first five years of your graduate study. This includes international students.
“Funding” means that your tuition will be paid (you are still responsible for student fees), you will be eligible for the Graduate Student Health Insurance (GAIP), and you will receive a bi-monthly stipend equal to at least the current Biology graduate student rate.
Funding comes from a variety of sources, including:
- Research Assistantships (RA)
- Teaching Assistantships (TA)
- Departmental Fellowships & Scholarships
- University Fellowships & Scholarships
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
- Other national grants and scholarships
Funding sources may change quarterly. You may determine your funding for the upcoming quarter(s) through conversations with your advisor and the Graduate Program Manager.
To give you a grounding in teaching the biological sciences, you are required to hold at least two Teaching Assistant (TA) appointments (one quarter each). You may request to serve as a TA for any course for which you feel qualified. The Faculty Coordinator of Biology Instruction will assign TAships based on requests and departmental needs.
Submit your Funding Information
For RAs, fellowships, grants, and other means of funding: Grad Support Request
For Teaching Assistant course preferencing: TA Preferences Request
*You must be logged in to the Biology website for the Request links to work.