Stipend and Benefits

As a Case Western Reserve University biomedical PhD student in a laboratory-based research program, you'll receive financial support throughout your studies. Student support is derived from departmental funds, individual research grants to faculty members, and over two dozen NIH Training Grants won by faculty for the strength of our graduate programs.

Tuition & Fees 

All BSTP students are fully funded, meaning 100% tuition & fees are awarded to matriculating BSTP students. 


BSTP students earn a $35,000 stipend in the 2023-2024 academic year and $37,000 in the 2024-2025 academic year.

Additional Benefits 

Health insurance is provided for by the program. In addition, a $2,000 moving allowance is available to all matriculating students.

Fellowship Opportunities 

We also encourage you to prepare your own fellowship applications to support your work—many Case Western Reserve University graduate students have earned fellowships from the NIH, American Heart Association, and other agencies. A stipend supplement of $2,500 is provided for awardees of individual training grants. For more information, visit our Fellowships and Grant Writing section.