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Ph.D. Scholarships and Funding

Graduate Assistantships

The Biomolecular Sciences Ph.D. Program offers teaching assistantships (TA) on a competitive basis (please see Ph.D. Student Handbook). Our current annual stipend for a TA is $25,000. The assistantship also includes full tuition, fees and student health insurance. Students accepted on program-funded assistantships are guaranteed a minimum of three years of support provided satisfactory performance is demonstrated in all areas. Students are typically supported for the first two years via a teaching assistantship, followed by a research assistantship (RA) in the third year. Thereafter, the major advisor covers the assistantship from grants.

Bridge to Doctorate Fellowship: Boise State Pacific Northwest Graduate Fellows Program

Boise State’s Pacific Northwest Graduate Fellows Program will support 12 graduate student candidates from domestic underrepresented minority backgrounds, who are pursuing graduate studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. The Bridge to Doctorate Program is designed to support students through the critical first two years of graduate study. Learn more about the Bridge to Doctorate Fellowship program.

General Graduate Funding and Scholarships

Refer to the links below for additional scholarships and funding opportunities (these are the same as on the Funding Opportunities Tab):

  • Graduate Student Financial Aid: The Financial Aid Office offers insight into graduate aid as it differs from undergraduate aid, including how to check for eligibility as well as how to apply for federal aid.
  • Graduate Student Scholarships: The Scholarships Office provides a step-by-step process for applying for different types of scholarships. These include the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), Boise State Associated Scholarships, the Graduate Merit-Based Gem Scholarship, and Private Scholarships.
  • Graduate College Funding Opportunities: The Graduate College has put together information and resources on Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships and Fellowships, and Funding for International Students.
  • Graduate Tuition and Fees: The cost of attendance for graduate students.


The Biomolecular Sciences Ph.D. Program supports graduate student travel by providing up to $1,000 per trip for attendance at two scientific meetings during the student’s program of study. Travel requests should be directed to a Program Administrator and must be accompanied by proof of presentation at the scientific meeting (e.g., acceptance of poster presentation, seminar, etc.). The major professor should indicate their support of the student’s travel and whether they are able to cover any additional incurred travel costs.