Scientists for the 21st Century:
Preparing a Diverse Research Workforce
At the graduate level, programs assist students who are pursuing a Ph.D., M.D.-Ph.D. or another combined professional degree-Ph.D. in the biomedical or behavioral sciences. These grants provide a stipend and fee allowance or a salary and fringe benefits, as well as funds for tuition, supplies, equipment and travel. NIGMS also assists those making the transition from master's degree to Ph.D. programs.