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Cost of Attendance

The Office of Financial Aid prepares cost of attendance figures each academic year. Figures include required fixed costs such as tuition, fees, books and supplies. Also included are room, board, transportation and personal expenses. Click here to visit the Financial Aid page. Click on Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are awarded annually to qualified doctoral students by disciplines and by the GSBS. Funding for doctoral and master’s students may also be available from research grants held by individual faculty members.

Acceptance into the GSBS does not guarantee nor imply financial support. Offers of financial support are specifically stated either in the offer of admission or in separate correspondence. Effective Fall of 2016, the financial support offered to PhD students is $26,185, in addition to covering tuition and fees.

Students who receive financial support are require to notify their account holder, major professor, and graduate advisor if they will be away from campus for more than five consecutive days by completing the Temporary Leave of Absence form available on the GSBS Forms and Guidelines website prior to the leave time. The account holder reserves the right to withhold funding during the time of separation. Typically, a student will be placed on funding hiatus if he/she is away from campus for more than two weeks.

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Funding Agencies

The National Institutes of Health – Leads to information about NIH grant and fellowship programs, applying for a grant or fellowship, policy changes, administrative responsibilities of awardees, the CRISP database, and the numbers and characteristics of awards made by the NIH.

National Science Foundation – Grants and funding opportunities at the NSF are announced in program announcements, solicitations, ‘Dear Colleague’ letters, and brochures; these can all be found in the Online Document System, under ‘Program Announcements and Information.’ They are also described in the NSF’s Guide to Programs. Program areas also provide information about programs in their web pages. Application deadlines and announcement updates are provided in the announcements themselves and in the NSF Bulletin.

Congressional Research Service Employment Opportunities – Offers positions in the areas of transportation, public finance, industry and finance, education, social security, immigration, natural resources policy, agriculture policy, environmental policy, military personnel, medical and public health policy, and clinical biomedical research policy. – This site offers an extensive database on fellowships and links to the Web Sites of funders.

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Fellowship/Scholarship Announcements

For applications or additional information, visit the websites.

Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities – Approximately 60 pre-doctoral, 40 dissertation, and 30 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation will be awarded to U.S. citizens or nationals planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Applicants must be Native American Indian, Mexican American/Chicana/Chicano, Alaska Native (Eskimo or Aleut), Native Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian), Black/African American, or Puerto Rican.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Available – Applications for the 2003 competition for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program will be available in early August 2002. Information on the current guidelines and submission of applications is available on the website.

Fellowships are awarded for graduate study leading to research based master’s or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering supported by the NSF. Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States at the time of applications. Applicants must be in the early stages of their graduate study.

American Association of University Women – As one of the largest sources of funding in the world exclusively for graduate women, the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation in 2002-03 will distribute more than $4 million in fellowships, grants, and awards. More than a century after the first grant was awarded, the Foundation continues a dynamic and distinguished tradition of advancing educational and career opportunities for all women.

Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)
Founded in 1973, the Organization of Chinese Americans, Inc. (OCA) is a national non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization of concerned Chinese Americans. OCA is dedicated to securing the rights of Chinese American and Asian American citizens and permanent residents through legislative and policy initiatives at all levels of the government. OCA aims to embrace the hopes and aspirations of the nearly 2 million citizens and residents of Chinese ancestry in the United States as well as to better the lives of the 10 million Asian Americans across the country.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the largest Hispanic scholarship-granting organization in the nation. HSF provides financial assistance to outstanding Hispanic students in higher education throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The students represent every region of the country, and attend hundreds of institutions of higher education throughout America. Founded in 1975, HSF has awarded more than 45,000 scholarships totaling nearly $60 million.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
UNCF is a fund-raising consortium of 39 private, fully accredited, four-year, historically black colleges and universities. As an educational assistance organization, The College Fund provides operating assistance to its 39 member colleges and universities, administers over 400 scholarship programs for African American students, provides technical assistance for HBCUs, and conducts research and data collection on African American education. In its 55 year history, UNCF has raised over $1.4 billion to promote higher education achievement in the African American community and has helped to graduate over 300,000 African Americans from undergraduate and graduate programs.

La Unidad Latina Foundation, Inc. awards scholarship grants to worthy and needy students for the pursuit of higher education. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to Hispanic students enrolled at community colleges, four-year institutions, and graduate programs.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) – National Scholarship Fund. LULAC offers scholarships for high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students through its educational counterpart, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. Applicants must be of Hispanic descent with a strong academic record. Awards are based on financial need, community involvement, and academic performance. LULAC also offers the General Electric/LULAC Scholarship and the General Motors/LULAC Scholarship.

Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) – Graduate Fellowship. The Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education awards fellowships to Texas students pursuing graduate studies. Two fellowships are given to students whose career emphasis is on community college education. Two other fellowships will be awarded to students whose study emphasis is on university/post-graduate education. The awards are $2000 each. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Contact: Ms. Diana Castillo, TACHE Scholarship Coordinator, HCSS – Southeast College, 6815 Rustic, Houston, TX 77087.

This page was last modified on August 2, 2016