MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The Combined Award Policy is also known as the 130% Rule.  Ph.D. students and M.D./Ph.D. students (during their GSBS years), may be eligible for the 130% Rule under the following conditions:


International students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents are restricted, by the term of their visas, to salaried appointments that may not in total exceed 50% of a full-time equivalent position.  Accordingly, if an international student holds a 50% GRA appointment and is eligible for additional support, that support must be in a form (such as fellowship stipend) that does not increase the student's salaried level of effort to more than 50%.