Stipend and Benefits
All students receive a stipend (stipend is competitive with peer institutions). The stipend for the 2017/18 academic year is $30,000, 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.