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 As a graduate student in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, be sure to take advantage of all the resources available to help guide you through your graduate experience and identify new sources of financial aid.

Resources for Current MS and Phd Students


 Contact Us:

Heidi Runge
Academic Support Coordinator for Graduate Studies
Phone: (970) 491-1630

Applying for Funding

Although your chosen MIP 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!!

The Gaussi Program​

The GAUSSI program provides one year $32,000 NSF-supported fellowships to outstanding students from life science, computer science, engineering, math and statistics graduate programs who are working on projects involving computational biology.  The fellowship provides comprehensive training in analysis of large biological datasets and aims to prepare students for a variety of professions.  Students will generally become eligible for the GAUSSI fellowship at the end of year one, but exceptional students may be considered upon admittance.​

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships - 3 years, $20,000.

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 any time 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 (like, NINDS) offer unrestricted fellowships. Applications are accepted April, August, and December.

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

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

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