All of our students requiring financial assistance are supported for the duration of their studies with a fellowship that exceeds the NIH predoctoral stipend level and is very competitive with our peer institutions (the current stipend level is $2279/month or $27,348/year). However, applicants are encouraged to apply for National Science Foundation or other fellowships. Health insurance is available to eligible students at no cost, and to their families at a modest cost. Every effort will be made to help place working spouses and partners.
On-campus graduate student housing is available from UW Housing & Food Services. Off-campus housing is also readily available within walking distance of the university. More remote housing can be used even by students without a car since Seattle has an extensive bus system and bicycle paths that radiate in all directions from the university.