Prospective Students

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We are pleased that you are considering Brown for your Graduate Studies in the Programs in Biology. Brown University's Division of Biology and Medicine is committed to growing our research programs, furthering collaboration with our 7 RI Hospital partners and the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown, and maintaining the quality of excellence of our training.

You will find a wide variety of research projects at Brown and we invite you to look through our sites for a specific field or researcher that meets your interest. There are also a number of federally-funded training grant programs within BioMed helping to fund both graduate student and postdoctoral research within the division.

We offer a very competitive PhD financial support package, an atmosphere of collegiality and collaboration, and many resources that will be available to you as you progress through your graduate career.

As of 2006, PhD students admitted to Brown are guaranteed five years of support which includes stipend, tuition, and health fees as well as health insurance. Student support will be in the form of Divisional Fellowships, Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships and Traineeships.

Looking for more guidance on the application and admissions process? This video, produced by the National Institutes of Health's Office of Intramural Training and Education, asked admissions directors to answer, in their own words, some of the most frequently asked questions:

Diversity within BioMed Graduate Programs

Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply to graduate programs within the Division of Biology and Medicine.

BioMed PhD Student 2017-2018 Support Package

Stipend:  The 12 month baseline stipend is $30,618

Tuition: Full Remission, $52,231

Health Fee: $850

Health Insurance (Single): $3,615

Admission

Students who wish to apply to Brown must apply to Brown's Graduate School. Complete information about the application requirements and process can be at the Graduate School website.

Information about PhD programs, application requirements and deadlines vary by program. You are encouraged to learn more about your potential program and the requirements and expectations for each one. View a complete listing of doctoral programs at Brown.