Accepted Ph.D. students in good standing are fully supported financially with a Research Assistantship, a Teaching Assistantship, or an external fellowship. The exact amount paid to students vary accordingly to the source of funding, but the minimum stipend for Biological Sciences Ph.D. students is $23,500. In addition, two competitive programs provide further support to exceptional applicants. Please see details listed below.
UMBC’s Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is also a valuable resource for graduate students looking to explore available options for financial aid and support. We encourage you to visit the departmental website to learn more.
Chemistry-Biology Interface Program
The Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Program supports students bridging the interface between the two disciplines; beginning Biology students receive at least $23,800 stipends from the CBI program.
Meyerhoff Graduate Program
The Meyerhoff Graduate Program promotes cultural diversity in graduate studies in several programs. The training program provides special training opportunities and a stipend of $21,000 per year.
Meeting Travel Fund
After admission to candidacy, graduate students are eligible for a $300 grant to support their attendance at a scientific meeting. Please use the Scientific Meeting Form to apply for this grant.