Benefits

Stipend

Stipends are based on current NIH-approved levels and years of experience. View current stipend information. Annual appointments, with a three-year minimum commitment expected of predoctoral trainees, a two-year minimum commitment of postdoctoral trainees. Five-year maximum predoctoral support, three-year maximum postdoctoral support.

Tuition

Support is provided for predoctoral fellows, and may be available for postdoctoral coursework.

Other Training-Related Expenses

Reimbursement for textbooks and other required course materials, as well as certain other research-related expenses, is on a pre-approval basis. Receipts are required for reimbursement.

Health Insurance

Predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged and eligible to secure the Graduate Assistant Health Plan for single coverage through the University of Minnesota.

If preferred, fellows can find their own health insurance provider and the program will reimburse them for an amount up to the Graduate Assistant Health Plan single coverage rate. Prior permission is required.

Travel

Each fellow receives $1,400 professional travel allowance per year of fellowship.

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