An institution's funding record speaks volumes about the programs it supports. The University of Michigan has a long history and solid reputation as a leading research center, consistently ranking among the top-funded institutions in the country. Backed by these abundant resources, we are able to vigorously pursue our vision for research at the University, provide state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, equipment and expertise, and support the careers of the many scientists who work and train here.
All PIBS students who are in good academic standing are supported financially throughout their graduate studies. Each student receives tuition, a stipend, and healthcare benefits each year.
Our students receive a stipend of $28,500/year.
After the first year in PIBS, financial support for individual students is drawn from a variety of sources, including:
- Department funds
- University of Michigan funds
- Training Grants
- Research grants
- Individual Fellowships
Throughout their training, students are encouraged to apply for fellowships. Many students participate in the PIBS grant writing course, offered through the Department of Pharmacology and go on to successfully secure NIH-NRSA or other individual fellowship funding.
Although PIBS does not require that students have individual fellowships, we strongly encourage students with highly competitive academic credentials and research experience to apply to such sources.
Throughout their training, students are encouraged to apply for fellowship. Many students participate in PIBS grant writing course, offered throug the Department of Pharmacology.
Following is a comprehensive list of training grants and programs offered through the individual PIBS departments. More information on training grants.
- Advanced Research Training in Otolaryngology
- Biomedical Research Training in the Biology of Aging
- Biostatistics Training in Cancer Research
- Biostatistics Training in Research in the Biosciences
- Cancer Biology Training Program
- Cellular and Molecular Biology at Michigan
- Cellular Biotechnology Training Program
- Developmental Psychology Training Grant
- Early Stage Training in the Neurosciences
- Interdepartmental Training in Pharmacological Sciences
- Michigan Chemistry - Biology Interface Training Grant
- Michigan Molecular Biophysics Training Program
- Michigan Pre-doctoral Training in Genetics
- Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis Training Program
- Multidisciplinary Alcoholism Research Training Program
- NIDA Training Program in Neuroscience
- Regenerative Sciences Training Program
- Research Training - Biological Sciences
- Research Training in Experimental Immunology
- Sensory Mechanisms and Disorders
- Substance Abuse Interdisciplinary Training Program
- Systems and Integrative Biology
- Tissue Engineering and Regeneration
- Training Program in Bioinformatics
- Training Program in Organogenesis
- Translational Research in Cancer Training Program
- Michigan Surgical Oncology Research Training Program
- Vision Research Training Program
Health Benefits: GradCare
One of the advantages of training in a world-class health system is that you have personal access to expert care when you need it. As a graduate student, you and your eligible dependents enjoy the same coverage available to our faculty and staff.