Fully Funded PhD Programs in Health Informatics

Jun 04, 2019
Harvard University PhD Programs in Health Informatics
Pursue a PhD in Health Informatics at Harvard University

Last updated August 24, 2023

As part of our series How to Fully Fund Your PhD, here is a list of universities that offer fully funded PhD Programs in Health Informatics. PhD in Health Informatics can lead to a variety of exciting careers, including fields such as academic research and scholarship, research science, leadership in public and private health care organizations, and consultancy for health policy.

“Full funding” is a financial aid package for full-time students that includes full tuition remission as well as an annual stipend or salary during the entire program, which is usually 3-6 years. Funding usually comes with the expectation that students will teach or complete research in their field of study. Not all universities fully fund their doctoral students, which is why researching the financial aid offerings of many different programs, including small and lesser-known schools both in the U.S. and abroad, is essential.

The ProFellow database for graduate and doctoral study also spotlights external funding opportunities for graduate school, including dissertation research, fieldwork, language study, and summer work experiences.

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Case Western Reserve University

(Cleveland, OH): All first-year students in the PhD program are fully funded by the School of Medicine (Stipend, Tuition, and Health Insurance are included). After the conclusion of their first year, students will be supported by grants (research and training) held by their research mentor.

Columbia University

(New York, NY): PhD students are fully funded, either by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) training grant, a faculty grant, or other sponsorship (e.g. government or foundation scholarship or industry fellowship).

Harvard University

(Boston, MA): All students receive full tuition and stipend support while they are enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward their Ph.D. degree. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the stipend support is $42,660 or $3,555 per month.

Stanford University

(Stanford, CA): All of our PhD students are fully funded. The NLM training grant is available to Ph.D. students and post-doctoral MS students who are US citizens or permanent residents and covers tuition, stipend, and health insurance. International students will need to find other sources of support; Ph.D. candidates may be eligible for the Stanford Graduate Fellowship.

University at Buffalo

(Buffalo, NY): As a doctoral candidate, you will receive a full-tuition scholarship, a $31,000 stipend, and medical/dental insurance. Doctoral students often also successfully apply for awards, fellowships, and other supplemental funding from organizations.

Need some tips for the application process? Read How To Get Into a Fully Funded PhD Program: Contacting Potential PhD Advisors.

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