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General information

Financing for the CSTP is provided by the Office of the Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. On a case-by-case basis, students may be co-funded by an institutional training grant to the University of Pittsburgh (e.g., T32 or R25 grant).


The fellowship provides students with a 12-month stipend, set at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) predoctoral and postdoctoral level.

The fellowship is paid as a monthly stipend and is subject to federal but not state tax. Although no taxes are withheld, fellows are expected to file quarterly estimated taxes.

The interpretation and implementation of tax laws is the domain of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the courts. For further information, contact the IRS or a tax professional.

Tuition, Health Insurance, and Research-Related Travel

The fellowship covers the cost of tuition for a Certificate in clinical research. It also covers health insurance and support for research-related travel.

Scholarship Toward the Fourth Year of Medical School

Students who successfully complete their research year are eligible for a $25,000 scholarship to cover part of the cost of their fourth year of medical school.