to the Graduate Program in Immunology at the University of Michigan. Immunology
is an interdepartmental doctoral degree-granting program within the Horace
Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Its faculty are derived from thirteen
different departments from three different schools at the University of
Applications for admission
to the Immunology Ph.D. program are submitted to the Program in Biological
Sciences (PIBS) in the Medical Center. Applications can be obtained through
the PIBS website.
PIBS accepts applications from August through December 2 each year.
Newly admitted students will enter through the
Program in Biological Sciences and will join the Immunology Program at
the end of their first year of graduate studies. All students will work
towards a Ph.D. in Immunology; students who seek a Master's degree only
will not be admitted.
Immunology Faculty Student/Handbook (PDF File)
Why study Immunology?
- Holistic Science
- Incorporates every
aspect of biological sciences
- Crosses many disciplines
- An essential component
to many human diseases
All students in good
standing will receive a stipend ($28,500 in 2014-2015) and a comprehensive
health insurance package. In addition, the Immunology Program, using the
funds listed below, will pay all tuition and fees for the student.
Students are funded
in their first two years of graduate school from a number of sources,
depending on the exact interests and background of the student and availability
- The following training
grants: the Immunology Training Grant from the Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Disease, the Genetics Training Grant from the Institute
of General Medical Sciences, the Cancer Biology Training Grant from
the Cancer Institute, the Regenerative Science Training Grant from the NIH, the Cellular Biotechnology Training
Grant from the NIH, the Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant, and a host of others.
- Regents fellowships
or Merit fellowships from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
- Funds from Vice
Provost for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Medical School's offices.
- Students in their
third and subsequent years are generally supported by Research Assistantships
from their mentor's external funding or by other University sources
(for example, Rackham fellowships or Cancer Center fellowships).
- The Miller Fund
Award for Innovative Immunology Research - The Miller Fund is a philanthropically
endowed fund dedicated to support of innovative research in immunology.
This is a one-year non-renewable award. Applications must be electronically submitted by the Immunology Program trainee. Only applications from junior and senior pre-doctoral trainees in the Immunology Program who have achieved Ph.D. candidacy will be considered for this award. Deadline for application is March 27. For details
please see the program Student and Faculty Handbook.
- The Monte V. Hobbs
Student Award - The Monte V. Hobbs Student Award has been established
through the generous contributions of friends, family and colleagues
to honor the memory of Monte V. Hobbs, a leader in research of the aging
process in immunology and a pioneer in the development and implementation
of the RNAse protection assay to study cytokines. Students in the Graduate
Program in Immunology are eligible to appy. Two cash awards of $500
each will be given to students each year. Deadline for application is
April 6. For details please see the program Student and Faculty Handbook.
Bethany Moore, Ph.D.
4053 BSRB, Box 2200
Professor, Internal Medicine - Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200
For specific questions
Zarinah Aquil, Graduate Studies Coordinator
PHONE: (734) 615-4846
FAX: (734) 936-9715
a career resource for students and post-docs that educate them about job
searches and making career transitions. They provide excellent ground
for networking and provide first-hand insight
in developing academic and non-academic skills. Their editors bring
latest news from around the globe and highlight the recent trends in job
market. Last but not the least they provide counseling with job hunting and
finishing your PhD.