Financial Benefits

All Cancer Research Doctoral Program students receive a yearly stipend of $27,250 (increasing to $27,500 effective July 1, 2020).


Cancer Research Program Scholarship Opportunities for New Students (effective Feb. 1 2020)

Scholarship Level 1:  $200/month for a maximum of two years, for a total of $2,400 per year above the annual stipend.  Receiving the second year of funding will be contingent on making good progress in research and having a cumulative UNMC grade point average (GPA) >3.0.  Students who meet the following eligibility requirements will be considered for this scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship Level 2:  Eligible students are guaranteed a scholarship of $200/month for a maximum of two years, for a total of $2,400 per year above the  annual stipend.  Receiving the second year of funding will be contingent on making good progress in research and having a cumulative UNMC GPA >3.0.  Students who meet the following eligibility requirements will receive this scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship Level 3:  $300-400/month for a maximum of four years, for a total of $3,600-$4,800 per year above the annual stipend.  Receiving funding in the second through fourth years will be contingent on making good research progress and having a cumulative UNMC GPA >3.0.  These scholarships start at $300/month and rise to $400/month upon successful completion of the comprehensive exam.  Students who meet the following eligibility requirements will be considered for this scholarship.

All students offered acceptance by the Cancer Research Doctoral Program are screened for eligibility. Students do not need to submit separate applications for scholarship awards.