Financial Support

As a trainee of an NIH funded R90 program, you will receive a stipend/salary respectively, plus financial support to aid in covering the cost of tuition and course fees, health insurance and research-related expenses, as well as travel. Support is available for up to three (3) years for all postdoctoral trainees and pre-doctoral trainees may receive support for up to five (5) years if enrolled in the DDS/PhD dual degree program or (3) years if enrolled in the PhD program. Per NIH/NRSA NOT-OD-12-033, as of January 20, 2012, stipend levels are as follows:

CAREER LEVEL STIPEND FOR FY 2013-2014
Predoctoral   $22,032
Postdoctoral (based on years of experience)
Years   Stipend
0   $39,264
1   $41,364
2   $44,340
3   $46,092
4   $47,820
5   $49,884
6   $51,582
7 or more   $54,180

 

Predoctoral Tuition and Fees
Trainees pursuing a degree will receive approximately 60% of tuition costs, up to $16,000 per year. If the trainee is enrolled in a dual-degree program (e.g., D.D.S.-Ph.D.), the amount provided will be approximately 60% of tuition costs, up to $21,000 per year.

Postdoctoral Tuition and Fees
Trainees pursuing a degree will receive approximately 60% of tuition costs, up to $4,500 per year. If the trainee is enrolled in a dual-degree program (e.g., D.D.S.-Ph.D.), the amount provided will be approximately 60% of tuition costs, up to $16,000 per year.

Training Related Expenses (TRE)
Trainees receive an annual allocation, to defray expenses for research supplies, equipment and health insurance. The amounts for FY 2011 are as follows:

  • Predoctoral Trainees: $4,200

  • Postdoctoral Trainees: $7,850

Travel
Trainees will receive a travel allowance of $800 per year to help cover travel expenses incurred during the appointment period. These funds are meant to enhance the trainee's research experience by allowing attendance to conferences for research presentation, attend training workshops and pursue other professional development opportunities.