Student Groups

Student groups at Harvard:


All BIG students are placed on a training grant for their first two years, which encompasses tuition as well as a stipend. However, students are also encouraged to apply for external federal and private fellowships. Note: a student cannot keep stipends from both the training grant and external federal and private fellowships.

A more complete listing of fellowships is here:

But here are the major fellowships for DMS students:

For more information about Harvard resources for fellowship applications, contact:

  • Alex Shimada-Brand, M.A.
    Financial Administrator
    DMS PhD Programs
    Harvard Medical School
    Phone: (617) 432-2087

Or ask your fellow BIG students!


Forms: Travel Request Form (must be submitted prior to travel)

Reimbursement Forms

DMS offers a one time $600 travel allowance for all students to attend conferences. Those with external federal or private fellowships will receive an additional educational allowance equal to 10% of the award stipend amount for each year the student has the fellowship. Reimbursement forms are needed to access these allowance monies.