Graduate Student Funding
All of the graduate programs offer full tuition and a benefits package that include books, a yearly stipend and a large portion of your health care costs. But in order to establish yourself as an independent investigator you should try to get a portion or all of your own funding for the majority of your graduate work. There are a number of NIH T32 training grants and fellowships that you can apply for. Not only will the Director of Graduate Studies in your program be able to guide you but the Graduate School also has resources to aid you in the search to finance your graduate education. Start here
A number of NIH T32 training grants provide financial support and specialized programs of training that will allow graduate students to establish themselves as independent investigators who will pursue Immunology based research. In addition, Center for Immunology faculty members are members of a broad array of graduate programs that facilitate training in cancer-related fields.
Search for more via this database of funding opportunities maintained by Harvard University
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Josie R. Johnson UROC Engaged Dissertation Fellows Program
The program is designed for UMN Ph.D. students preparing for their dissertation research and who are developing as community-engaged scholars doing research for the public good. This one-year cohort program meets monthly to assist students in developing their skills and perspectives for community-engaged research. After completing the year of curriculum-based cohort learning, fellows have the option to continue via a Working Group focused on the dissertation process.