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Graduate Program

UW Microbiology


  • Trainee stipend at the current NRSA predoctoral stipend level and partial benefits
  • Partial tuition support
  • Up to $1,000 per year per trainee for travel and/or supplies related to the trainee's research project
  • Please note mentors will be responsible for the portion of trainee support not covered by the VPETP.
  • Childcare costs: this award provides childcare support in the amount of $2,500 per each full-time predoctoral or postdoctoral NRSA trainee appointment slot. These funds are restricted for eligible full-time predoctoral NRSA trainees for the use of childcare expenses per NOT-OD-21-177. Please contact if requesting this type of support from the training grant. 
  • Taxes: the University of Washington does not withhold federal income taxes on fellowships and traineeships.  Fellows and trainees will receive an income statement in January on a 1099 from the Payroll Office.  Information on “taxability” can be found in the NIH Grants Policy in section