Fees and Financial Support

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BMCDB Graduate Group Coordinator
(530) 752-9091

Ph.D. students in the Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMCDB) group are paid a stipend of $30,684.50 per year starting Fall 2016. BMCDB covers the costs of university tuition and fees (including health insurance) for all students while they maintain adequate progress toward completion of the Ph.D. We do encourage students to apply for external non-UCD fellowships, but it is not required.

The campus also maintains Training Grants in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biotechnology, Reproductive Biology, and others. Graduate students conducting their research in the laboratories of investigators who are Trainers on these grants are eligible for training grant support.

Each year the University of California, Davis, offers fellowships and graduate scholarships for entering and continuing graduate students. All students are encouraged to apply for such fellowships. Applications for fellowships and graduate scholarships are considered once a year. For new and continuing students, the online Fellowship Application deadline is December 1. Awards are made by March 15, and each candidate is notified by mail. Awards are made for the subsequent academic year, beginning in the fall quarter. Please use our convenient online fellowship application system.

Federal Student Aid

All graduate applicants who are US citizens, permanent residents or immigrants must file a "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) as early as possible, but no later than March 1. This form, submitted directly to the Federal Student Aid Program Office, Iowa City, Iowa, is used to determine financial need only, a component of the eligibility criteria for many fellowships, and for all forms of financial aid. The FAFSA can be obtained at www.fafsa.ed.gov.