Financial Support

The goal of the graduate group is to provide financial support for domestic students in the program through university fellowships, federal and other research or training grants, and teaching positions.

Fellowships administered by the university are available on a competitive basis to qualified applicants and continuing students. Applications for fellowships are included in the Application for Admission and Fellowships; deadline for application for fellowships is January 15. The Graduate Group in Comparative Pathology provides small stipends or nonresident tuition fee waivers through the Block Grant Program provided by The Office of Graduate Studies. These awards are based on academic achievement and promise. The group does not administer research or training funds. Inquiries about the availability of these forms of support should be addressed to prospective major professors or department chairs.

The schedule of fees is available from the Office of Graduate Studies, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8739.

A number of websites offer information and additional links for prospective students about campus services and housing and about the Davis community.

Training Grants

Following are the NIH-supported training grants that support graduate training in various aspects of immunology and contact information for faculty that lead these training grants (i.e. act as Principal investigators (PI).


UC Davis NIH-IMSD Award Program for Minorities

UC Davis offers the prestigious National Institutes of Health - Initiative for Minority Student Development (NIH-IMSD) Graduate Study Awards to outstanding minority graduate students entering doctoral programs in the life sciences.

The award provides $17,000 for living expenses plus all tuition and student fees and is renewable for a second year. An additional three years of support are guaranteed through other sources of graduate student funding, such as research or teaching assistantships, assuming satisfactory progress is made toward earning the PhD degree. Thus, the IMSD award provides five full years of guaranteed support for graduate study.

NIH-IMSD graduate fellows at UC Davis get an early start on their graduate program through a summer bridge program and then build connections with other student and faculty colleagues in the life sciences through special seminars throughout the academic year. The summer bridge program, beginning in August of the summer preceding graduate school entry, includes seven weeks of research rotation and a seminar course that emphasizes scientific skills development and orientation to campus scientific facilities. Living expenses during the summer program are provided as part of the award.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and belong to one of the following minority groups: African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics or Pacific Islanders.

For more information on this program, visit the NIH-IMSD website provided by the College of Biological Sciences.