All students receive a stipend (stipends are competitive with peer
institutions). Stipends for the 2013/14 academic year are $26,500
for pre-qualified students and $27,500 for post-qualified students,
plus full tuition, and health and dental insurance. Students who
win competitive awards such as NIH or NSF predoctoral fellowships or
UVA Merit Fellowships are eligible to receive a merit supplement of up
to $3,000 (for a maximum stipend of $30,500 in 2013-2014). A yearly
allotment for travel to scientific meetings or courses is available
depending on program policies.
Students in the graduate programs are full members of the university
community, and have available to them the entire range of university
educational, entertainment and recreational opportunities.