Assistantship-Fellowship Information

Results for the 2014-2015 Assistantship/Fellowship Competition

Financial Support Information (2015-2016)

The following information regarding loans, assistantships, fellowships, and traineeships describes opportunities available at the UNMC. Consideration for the assistantships, etc. shall not be denied to any person because of age, sex, race, color, disability, national origin, or religious beliefs.


A limited number of scholarships are available to UNMC graduate students. Graduate students may also apply for Federal Stafford Loans. The Federal Stafford Loan is a need-based loan which considers other available resources. Students who do not qualify for loans based on need may borrow from the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan (FUSL) or the GradPlus loan, loans are interest bearing. Foreign students are not eligible for any of the above resources. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office, Student Life Center, UNMC, 984265 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-4265, phone: (402) 559-4199

Departmental Fellowships/Assistantships/Traineeships

Inquiries should be directed to the department(s)/program(s) to which you have applied.

Graduate Studies Research Assistantships & Fellowships

All forms must be downloaded and saved to your computer prior to entering your information. After you have inputted your information, please re-save the form and complete the submission process via email. 

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants for Assistantships/Fellowships must be full-time students enrolled in a Ph.D.-granting program at UNMC. The applicant must have selected his/her permanent major advisor. Ph.D. applicants must have completed at least 12 months as a full-time degree-seeking Ph.D. student at the time of application. Students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better. M.D./Ph.D. students must have been enrolled as a full-time Ph.D. student for at least one complete semester (excluding summer terms) at the time of application. Students will not be considered for funding beyond their fifth year of study.

If a student receives an Assistantship/Fellowship, they will be funded for two years.

Letter Of Intent – Deadline: December 31, 2014

The Graduate Studies Office is now accepting Letters of Intent for the 2015-2016 Assistantship/Fellowship Competition.

Ph.D. Students: The Letter of Intent form along with an abstract (approx. 250 words) must be submitted via email by December 31, 2014 in order to be eligible for the competition.

Assistantship/Fellowship Application – Deadline: February 15, 2015

Download the 2015-2016 Assistantship/Fellowship Application form

Renewal Application – Deadline: February 15, 2015

Students who have been awarded funding in the previous competitions must submit a renewal application annually. Please email the Annual Renewal Application form to the Office of Graduate Studies.