MUII has a number of fellowships, all of which provide stipends, tuition waivers, and graduate student insurance for 1-4 years. Currently, two fellowship programs offer a full 4-year support. In addition, there are two 1-year fellowship programs for incoming students who are expected to identify a dissertation adviser before the fellowships expire for continuing support through faculty's funded projects. Many faculty members have sizable funding for talented students.
To ensure all incoming students receiving financial supports and tuition waivers for at least first year, the Institute has a number of 1-year fellowships which provide "buffering" financial support for students who are admitted to the program but not sponsored by faculty's funded projects. MUII Admission Committee will recommend prospective students to the institute in March and October annually. The criteria will be based on student's academic records (GPA, quality of graduated institution(s), publication records), GRE score, TOEFL score (international students), research statement, recommendation letters, and other credentials.
The LSC has an NIH funded T32 training program known as the Life Sciences Fellowship Program (LSF). The LSF is a campus-wide program that supports MU life sciences trainees with four-year stipends, including tuition and fees. The Institute will nominate candidates to the LSF Program from the applicant pools. A selection committee will recommend acceptances based upon undergraduate training, GRE scores, and research interests and career goals.
For detailed information: http://bondlsc.missouri.edu/fellowships
Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Paul K. and Diane Shumaker's generosity and passion to build a nationaly recognized informatics program at MU where biomedical informatic research is conducted to improve quality of lives. MUII and the Department of Computer Science were granted a $1 million endowment in bioinformatics in 2005. This endowment expects to support four 1-year fellowships annually.