Stipend & Benefits

Stipend & Benefits

All students receive a stipend (stipends are competitive with peer institutions).  Stipends for the 2014/15 academic year are $27,500 for students who have not yet passed their qualifying exam and $28,500 for students who have passed the exam, plus full tuition, 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 $1,000.  The Immunology Training Grant provides travel funds for students in the year they are supported, and travel to scientific meetings is generally encouraged by all mentors in the Program.

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.