Students in the Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD program are fully funded.
Financial support, usually in the form of teaching and research assistantships, is provided for students accepted into the program. This support includes an annual stipend of $32,250, tuition remission, health insurance, and student fees. The total support is valued at $50,000.
Additional support for exceptional applicants is available. Please see details listed below.
Initiative to Maximize Student Development
The NIH Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) program is a collaboration with the University of Maryland School of Medicine that supports biomedical graduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. The program provides an outstanding financial support package and a wide range of personal and career development workshops and retreats. It also gives students the opportunity to strengthen their foundational knowledge and skills through a six-week paid summer bridge program, research rotations, and writing workshops. Prospective students must first be accepted into the PhD in PSC program at the School of Pharmacy or the Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) at the School of Medicine before being eligible for the IMSD program.
Chemistry-Biology Interface Program
The NIH Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Program supports students bridging the interface between the two disciplines. Students are accepted as fellows in the program during their second year of study, and financially supported to participate in weekly fellows meetings, perform cross-disciplinary research in other CBI laboratories and present their work at national conferences.