Funding Information for Epidemiology Students
Admitted Applicants: Look for funding now!
Postdocs: Look for funding a year in advance.
- Funding is not guaranteed with admission, but many students who are proactive, contact many faculty (possibly up to ~ 50) and are
patient, do find an RA by their first Autumn quarter. However, master's students may find it difficult to locate funding especially in
infectious diseases and global health. (The situation is more difficult in 2011 due to the effects of the economic crisis.)
- Although most fellowships go to advanced PhD students or postdocs, it is worth your while to check the list. Some deadlines are before
the degree application deadline, especially for postdocs.
- We strongly urge you to seek non-UW funding very early, as deadlines are ususally a year in advance.
- Individual faculty members make their own decisions; little funding is allocated by the department centrally.
- Second year funding is generally more available. By the end of the first year, it may be more likely to locate funding if you have
looked diligently and performed well because you will acquire the skills that faculty need in research assistants. Also, you will meet
faculty and students who can advise you how to locate funding.
Types of Funding Available
How to Select and Contact Faculty to Look for a Research Assistant (RA) or Fellowship Position
Benefits Information for RAs and TAs at the UW
Tuition and Residency Information
Faculty/Staff partial tuition exemption
Accepting a Funding Offer
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Updated March 6, 2012