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 Students examine a mitral valve prosthesis that will be delivered to a dog's heart using a catheter, avoiding open-heart surgery. Clinical Sciences offers a Master of Science program in Cardiology.

Resources for Current MS and PhD Students

Graduate Forms


Applying for Funding

Although your chosen Clinical Sciences Advisor will support both your research and tuition expenses, it is a good idea to consider applying for your own funding. It will give you valuable experience in writing a proposal and encourages you to think in depth while planning your project. In addition, obtaining a competitive pre-doctoral fellowship will help you stand out from the crowd when you want to land a post-doc position in a top lab. You can even apply for some fellowships during your first year!!

CVMBS Graduate Scholarships

Outstanding CVMBS graduate students are eligible for a variety of scholarships, some that include membership to professional organizations and societies.
For more information visit Graduate Scholarships & Awards

Harriet Jenkins NASA Fellowship

For Women and Minorities.

Ford Fellowship - 3 years $20,000

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
All citizens/green card holders are eligible, but probably would require some prior commitment to improving the status of underrepresented populations. Preference would probably be given to minorities. Deadline November. Can apply anytime after acceptance to graduate school, but must be able to demonstrate need for 3 years of support.

NSF Fellowships - 3 years $30,000 +$10,500 educational allowance.

Applications accepted in final year of undergraduate or in the fall semester of the first or second year of grad school.

NIH F31 Fellowships - NRSA levels

Mainly for minorities, although some Institutes (eg NINDS) offer unrestricted fellowships.
Applications accepted April, August, December

American Psychological Association - NRSA stipend levels.

Predoc Fellowships in the Neurosciences.
Aims to increase diversity in the neurosciences, but also to increase number of scientists whose work will eliminate health disparities. Students can apply before acceptance to grad school, but must be enrolled by the time the award starts. Deadline Jan 15 2009.

American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2 years, reapply for 3rd year

Research must be broadly connected to heart or stroke. January and July Deadlines