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Fellowships and Financial Support

Ph.D. Students

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.