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Funding

Funding is a critical element of your graduate studies. Through a combination of NIH training grants, university fellowships, and teaching & research appointments, the Vision Science program provides 5 years of financial support (tuition and stipend) for students progressing toward a PhD degree.

As most PhD students are supported through a federal grant from the National Institute of Health, only US citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible for these funds. Consequently, the program does not offer financial support to non-US citizens and they must be prepared to fully support their own education and related expenses.

We encourage our applicants and students to apply for various funding opportunities that might be available to them. UC Berkeley Graduate Division maintains a web space containing information on awards and fellowships for entering and continuing students. Here is the direct link to this great resource.

In addition, here is a list of funding opportunities that Vision Science researchers have been successful in obtaining: