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Indiana University Bloomington

Student Support

Financial Support

The Interdisciplinary Biochemistry Graduate Program offers generous financial aid packages that include full financial support (tuition, stipend and health insurance with dental) for all admitted Ph.D. students.

University Graduate School fellowships are available for qualified applicants and are awarded on a competitive basis. Ph.D. applicants for admission are automatically considered for financial support in these various programs. Traineeships supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) are available in the areas of Quantitative and Chemical Biology.

We encourage students with outstanding records to apply for national fellowships, such as those offered through the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

After the first semester of fellowship support, all students continue to receive support in the form of tuition and stipends as either research assistants on research grants of their thesis advisor, or as associate instructors, which requires 10-20 hours of teaching-related duties per week.


For current information on student health insurance, please visit the University Benefits office's health insurance page for fellowship recipients.


A wide range of residential options are available on campus and in Bloomington. Many
attractive apartments are within walking distance of campus, or are convenient to
campus or city bus systems. Indiana University also offers a variety of on-campus housing options for both single and married graduate students, ranging from furnished efficiencies to unfurnished three-bedroom units. More information, including housing applications, can be found at the Residential Programs and Services office.

Other housing resources include:

Housing arrangements should be made far in advance of your arrival on campus.