Students in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics are eligible for financial support through a combination of training grants, scholarships, fellowships, University support, and revenue from the Carver Trust. Training grants come from the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. These opportunities provide for long-term, stable funding for graduate students making satisfactory progress toward their degree.

Genetics students receive a guaranteed stipend ($31,000 in 2021 – 2022), full tuition, fees, and health insurance allowance. The University of Iowa Students are also encouraged to apply for extramural and U of I Internal Fellowships. The University of Iowa Graduate College has many funding opportunities and resources to assist students with applications.

Interdisciplinary Genetics T32 Predoctoral Training Grant

The Predoctoral Training Program in Genetics has been supported by a T32 training grant (T32 GM 008629) from the NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences since 1997. The purpose of the Predoctoral Training Program is to optimally prepare students in their PhD training in Genetics, to meet the challenging problems of genetics, genomics, bioinformatics and personal medicine, and to become leaders in the direction of new trends in Genetics research.

 PI – Dan Eberl