FAQ: Finance

Funding Opportunities available to BME joint Graduate Program Students

  • FAQ on BME Graduate Finance question for research in ChinaWhat kind of funding do I receive as part of the program?All graduate students in the Coulter department are 100% funded through a variety of sources, including fellowships from NSF and NIH, training grants, and sponsored research funds from their advisors. As a student of this program, you will receive the Georgia Tech-Emory-PKU Global Biomedical Engineering Fellowship for two years, plus $5000 for travel to China.
  • FAQ on BME Graduate Finance question for research in ChinaWhen do I have to use the fellowship?You can use the fellowship for any two years of your Ph.D. studies. Speak with your advisor to determine the best time to utilize the funding. The two years do not need to be concurrent. You may want to save one year's worth of funding for the year that you will spend in China.
  • FAQ on BME Graduate Finance question for research in ChinaAm I expected to apply for additional funding?Yes. As in any Ph.D. program, you should work with your advisor to determine additional sources of funding. The program administrators will also alert you to opportunities for funding geared especially towards international programs, such as the Whitaker Fellows , the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects or the National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes.
  • FAQ on BME Graduate Finance question for research in ChinaIf I secure another fellowship that covers travel, am I still entitled to the $5000?Yes. The $5000 will still be available to reimburse additional trips to China or travel costs not covered by the primary fellowship (if the primary fellowship allows you to accept supplemental funding).
  • FAQ on BME Graduate Finance question for research in ChinaWill I receive a stipend while I am in China?Yes. One option is to utilize one year of your Georgia Tech-Emory-PKU Global Biomedical Engineering Fellowship during that time. Otherwise, you will be supported by your advisor.