Stipend and Benefits

All students receive a stipend that is competitive with peer institutions, 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. The Immunology Training Grant provides travel funds for trainees in the year they are supported, and travel to scientific meetings or for short-term visits to other laboratories to gain technical skills are highly encouraged.