- PhD students are supported with a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA), which includes: a stipend of $32,000 per year, health insurance benefits, and full payment of tuition and required fees (T&F).
- PhD students engage in tutorial research projects during their 1st year of study and select a faculty advisor before the start of their 2nd year of study.
- PhD students receive GRA support for the duration of their training, as long as they maintain full-time enrollment in the PhD degree program and continue to make satisfactory progress towards completion of academic milestones and degree requirements.
Graduate Research Assistant position
- The GRA is a .5 FTE student-employee position. Thus, GRA’s must follow all applicable employment policies of the institution in which they are appointed (UTHealth or MD Anderson).
- Students who hold a GRA qualify for in-state tuition and required fees rates.
- The GRA/stipend awarded is intended to contribute sufficiently to meeting educational and living costs to devote full-time to their studies. Therefore, students receiving a GRA cannot undertake outside activities, including employment of any kind, that will interfere with their educational program or delay their progress toward their degree.
- Internships (compensated/uncompensated) must be approved by the GSBS. Please contact Dr. Raquel Salinas.
- Combined Award Policy: PhD students may be eligible under specific conditions. Click here for more information.
- Health insurance, vision, and dental insurance plans are available to GSBS students. The plans offered to GRAs by the UT System are described at https://www.utsystem.edu/offices/employee-benefits/insurance.
- All students are required to have health insurance. Students who have been awarded a GRA will be covered by the employee medical policy after the initial new hire waiting period. Separately, all international students will be required to purchase a supplemental insurance policy to cover costs in the event of medical evacuation or repatriation.