Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences

Financial Support

Financial Support

All students entering the Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Training Program in Life Sciences (DGP), including foreign nationals, are initially supported by a Northwestern University Fellowship that provides a living stipend and full tuition support. For 2016-17, the stipend is $30,500.  For 2017-18, the stipend will be $31,716.  Additional provisions include:

DGP students are guaranteed continued support throughout their graduate career as long as they continue to make satisfactory progress towards the PhD degree.

Typically, entering DGP students are provided full tuition and a stipend for the first six quarters from pre-doctoral fellowships provided by the Feinberg School of Medicine. As graduate education continues, all students in good academic standing continue to receive full tuition support, stipends for living expenses and insurance coverage for their entire residency at Northwestern. After the first six quarters, students are supported from a variety of sources, including faculty research grants, NIH funded training grants, outside scholarships, or special graduate fellowships.