Department of Biostatistics


The Department of Biostatistics provides funding to all students in good standing pursuing the doctoral degree, and, in some circumstances, the Master's degree. All students accepted to our programs will be automatically awarded or considered for Departmental funding.

Much of the funding available to doctoral students is through six biostatistics training grants in cancer, computational biology/bioinformatics, environment statistics, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and neurostatistics. These traineeships require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency and are often supplemented by a Teaching Assistantship. Funding for international students is more limited, and may include a Research Assistantship or university fellowship. The Department is able to provide full tuition and fees and a competitive living stipend to doctoral students.

To allow consideration for University-wide scholarships, fellowships, and student loans, applicants are expected to apply for Harvard financial aid (through GSAS for doctoral applicants and through HSPH for Master's applicants). International applicants are encouraged to seek financial support from their national governments and fellowship agencies. Student funding sources may change over time, and the Department may require a student to apply for other fellowship and grant resources for which the student may be eligible.

Financial Aid for GSAS Students

Financial Aid for HSPH Students

Vasilios Stavros Lagakos Fellowship (for international students)