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Financial assistance is often available to students in the doctorate program in medical nutrition science. The opportunities below also benefit students by providing hands-on experience and the chance to develop skills while also forming important relationships with students, faculty and other professionals.
Graduate assistant positions are offered on a competitive basis. Graduate research assistantships are provided for by individual faculty members to students with interest compatible with the faculty’s research field. Students are provided a stipend for conducting research and working toward their degree. Graduate teaching assist positions are also offered by the department, also on a competitive basis. The GTA provides a stipend to students for assisting in teaching courses within the department.
Students with a 0.50 FTE appointment to a GRA or GTA position are eligible for assistance with benefits such as health insurance. For more information about GRA and GTA positions, visit the Office of Graduate Studies.
Assistantships may be available at other times during the year. Please contact the program for more information.
Students in the program are encouraged to attend and present research at professional conferences and meetings as a means to network and learn more about their field of interest. The department may have some funds to assist students with travel expenses. Some other potential funding sources are listed below.
The Office of Graduate Studies offers a Graduate Student Professional Development Award that can be used to attend regional or national scientific meetings and conferences. For more information, visit their web page at: http://www.kumc.edu/academic-affairs/graduate-studies/gta-and-gra.html
The Student Governing Council also offers awards that can be used for travel expenses.
The KU Medical Center is centrally located in Kansas City, Kan., a vibrant area rich in culture, history and hospitality. The region's excellence in health care, research and biosciences is known nationally. The fact that Kansas City is a great place to live is less well known. Metropolitan Kansas City covers four counties straddling the Kansas-Missouri state line in the heart of the Central Plains of the United States. It is a large city with the feel of a smaller community.
The area offers a large variety of fun activities for all ages. Favorites include a weekend visit to the historic City Market, catching a performance at the newly built Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a trip to the Kansas City Zoo, or experiencing the many exhibits at historic Union Station and Science City. Crown Center and the Country Club Plaza are known as regional shopping destinations. The city is host to several professional sports teams, including the Kansas City Royals baseball and Kansas City Chiefs football, as well as Sporting Kansas City soccer and racing at Sprint International Speedway. In addition, the food scene and night life is robust — from the famous Kansas City-style barbecue to the city's jazz roots in the 18th and Vine District, plus Final Fridays at the Crossroads District, Westport's pubs and night clubs, and much more.
Greater Kansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.visitkc.com)
Kansas City, Kansas Visitors Bureau (www.kckcvb.org)
REAL ESTATE WITH HONORS is the official off-campus housing listing service offered by the KU Medical Center.
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