National Institutes of Health (NIH) financial support for underrepresented graduate students

The University of California, Davis—home to the largest number of biologists on a single campus in North America—is proud to offer support to outstanding underrepresented students entering doctoral programs in the life sciences through the National Institutes of Health-Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (NIH-IMSD).

During their first year as a Ph.D. student, each NIH-IMSD Fellow, in partnership with their graduate program, will receive a stipend for living expenses plus all tuition and student fees and support during a summer bridge program. An additional four years of support will be available as provided through a combination of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or other forms of graduate student support, assuming satisfactory progress is made toward earning the Ph.D. degree.

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