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Funding Graduate School

Funding Graduate School

Graduate students in biochemistry and biophysics are fully supported as graduate teaching assistants, graduate research assistants, fellows or a combination during their graduate studies. Teaching assistants and research assistants receive a stipend and full tuition coverage. In addition, graduate students can also apply for various internal scholarships, fellowships and awards via the Graduate School. Support is contingent upon making satisfactory progress toward degree completion.

Teaching and research assistantships

We offer selected students accepted into the doctoral program financial support in the form of teaching and research assistantships. These graduate students receive a twelve-month stipend of $25,500, a full tuition waiver, and a medical insurance plan that also includes dental and vision coverage.

In addition, several graduate students in the department have been awarded fellowships from the University or funding agencies such as the American Heart Association (AHA), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    Fellowships and scholarships

    Additional funding opportunities are possible through both the department and the graduate school.

    Department awards

    The Robert and Clarice MacVicar Animal Health Scholar Award is a fund to support research at OSU that impacts animal health and welfare.

    Mathews Graduate Fellowship Biochemistry & Biophysics is awarded based on academic merit, teaching acumen and research potential.

    Funding travel

    For students interested in traveling to conferences or for research, the department, College of Science, and graduate school, provide opportunities. Please review application deadlines carefully, as these awards must be applied for in advance.