Financial Support

All graduate students in the Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) are guaranteed an annual stipend, regardless of the laboratory they join. Many students are awarded prestigious fellowships and training grants to support their graduate education in biochemistry. Read below for more information.

Annual Stipend

Guaranteed to all graduate students, both U.S. and international, maintaining satisfactory progress toward their degree. The annual stipend for 2024-25 is $36,000. Our benefits package also includes tuition remission and a choice of medical and dental insurance plans. Cost is minimal, and varies according to coverage options.


Some students are supported by University fellowships administered by the Graduate School. Prospective students must be nominated by the IPiB Admissions Committee, and awardees are chosen by the UW Fellowships Committee. Other extramural funding sources include the National Science FoundationDepartment of DefenseDepartment of EnergyMarch of Dimes, and American Heart Association. IPiB faculty would be happy to assist you in the nomination process.

Training Grants

Many of our graduate students are supported by NIH training grants. Prospective students must be nominated by the IPiB Admissions Committee or by faculty mentors to receive training grant support. Opportunities may also be available during the first semester of study, and students are encouraged to contact either the IPiB Admissions Committee or an IPiB faculty member for assistance with the nomination process.