The IMSD Grad Program at UCSC offers support to qualified predoctoral students who have demonstrated and shown promise for future achievement in biological and biomedical research or other related fields. Funded through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the purpose of the IMSD Grad program is to encourage the development and increase the research competitiveness of underrepresented students at the graduate level, and to facilitate their progress toward a career in biomedical research and other related fields.


To receive support students must be accepted into a UCSC graduate program as a full-time Ph.D. student in biological and biomedical research or other related fields.


Students receive full fees and tuition for two years.  Salary will be paid at the same level as other graduate students within the department. Also available are travel allowance to scientific meetings, and funds for research supplies. Students cannot accept simultaneous renumeration from another major fellowship i.e. assistantship, scholarship or similar award.



Graduate Application 2020

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