A combination of University of Iowa support and revenue from the Carver Trust and training grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute provides a stable and long-term source of funding for graduate students making satisfactory progress.
Genetics students receive a guaranteed stipend ($33,000 in 2023-24), full tuition, fees, and health insurance allowance.
Additional support includes:
The Genetics Program does not require students to obtain individual fellowships. However, students with strong academic credentials and research experience are strongly encouraged to apply for extramural support to be eligible for an enhanced stipend. The College of Medicine provides a $2,000 salary supplement for students obtaining extramural funding.
The Graduate College's Fellowship Incentive Program can support your application with initial consultations, review your materials, and $500 of financial support just for applying.
National Competitive Fellowships
- American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowships
- American Society for Microbiology Robert D. Watkins Minority Graduate Fellowship
- Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Predoctoral Traineeship
- Ford Foundation Fellowships
- National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering & Science (GEM)
- National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program
- National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellowships
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships
- AAUW - American Fellowships