All PhD students receive a five-year offer of support, which includes work as a research assistant and opportunities for teaching, depending on the mentor. The fellowship will consist of a scholarship to fully cover tuition and academic fees, as well as a stipend of $39,401 per calendar year (based on 2023-24).

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 PhD students to devote the time necessary to completing their 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 students are making satisfactory academic progress each year as confirmed by their mentors and the program director.