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Students in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics are eligible for financial support through a combination of training grants, scholarships, fellowships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, 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 ($34,500 in 2024 – 2025), full tuition, mandatory 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.


Financial Support

Guaranteed Stipend$34,500
Fully Paid Tuition & Mandatory Fee$12,991+
Health/Dental Benefits
*UI contributes more for spouse and family
Total Compensation$52,746



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 grant has been renewed under T32 GM 145441. 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