Interested students should apply for admission to the desired program through Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Kent State University or the University of Akron. After university acceptance, students can be considered for the opportunity to conduct PhD research work at Cleveland Clinic with a Cleveland Clinic faculty advisor.
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Case Western Reserve University Programs
Cleveland State University Programs
Kent State University Program
PhD students who have been accepted into the university degree programs, and have arranged to work with advisors at Cleveland Clinic, are supported financially during their graduate studies with a research assistantship. The assistantship usually provides full tuition and a student stipend. Financial support for students is partially funded by the mentor as well as funds dedicated for graduate education. Stipends vary with university program. Specifics may be obtained from the following Lerner Research Institute graduate program directors:
Case Western Reserve University: Jonathan Smith, PhD
Cleveland State University: Christine Moravec, PhD
Kent State University: Jessica Williams, PhD
Lerner Research Institute provides awards to recognize outstanding junior scientists, such as the F. Merlin Bumpus Junior Investigator Awards and Graduate Student Awards for Excellence. Awardees receive cash prizes and institute recognition for their achievements.
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