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Financial Support

We provide a stipend ($49,800 in 2023-24), full tuition coverage, free health insurance to you and your family, and discounted dental insurance (beginning in the fall of 2024). This financial aid package is provided to all BBS students independent of citizenship. If you win a competitive outside award such as an NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) or NSF fellowship you will receive a stipend bonus of $4,000 (for a total stipend of $53,800 in 2023-24).

Gruber Science Fellowship

About the Fellowship

Established in 2011 by the Gruber Foundation, the Gruber Science Fellowship is awarded to the most highly ranked applicants to Yale PhD programs in the life sciences, cosmology, and astrophysics. This Fellowship is the most prestigious award offered by Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to incoming science students in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments and exceptional promise.

Gruber Science Fellows receive a stipend supplement and a research account in addition to the standard stipend and tuition award given to students in their respective PhD programs. Fellows are also entitled to participate in Fellowship events and activities including meetings with seminar speakers and lecturers and a fall reception for new Fellows.

Selection of Fellows

Gruber Science Fellow are notified of their selection for this honor in an award letter along with the letter offering admission to the Yale Graduate School. Both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to be considered as Gruber Science Fellows.