Financial Support

All PhD students receive a five-year offer of support, which involves work as a research assistant in the mentor’s research lab. The fellowship will consist of a scholarship to cover tuition and academic fees, and a stipend of $36,782 per calendar year (based on 2021-22). As part of the fellowship award, the University will cover individual participation in the Boston University Basic Medical Insurance Plan.

The purpose of this fellowship commitment is to allow each PhD student to devote the time necessary to completing his/her studies in a timely fashion. Please be advised that during the period of the fellowship commitment, PhD students may not be employed outside Boston University and they should not be otherwise employed within BU. The fellowship will continue for the duration of the five-year commitment as long as the student is making satisfactory academic progress each year as confirmed by his/her program’s director.