A RIGOROUS AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT The Graduate School resides within Van Andel Institute (VAI), a world leader in cancer epigenetics and Parkinson’s disease research. Through collaborations with academic, industry and philanthropic partners, VAI orchestrates cutting-edge clinical trials to change the standard of care for patients around the world. Founded in 1996 by Jay and Betty Van Andel, the Institute is now home to more than 400 scientists, educators and support staff united by a common goal — to improve the health and enhance the lives of current and future generations. TUITION AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT Students in the Graduate School’s doctoral program are supported by institutional fellowships for five years, which include a generous stipend and health, dental and vision insurance for the student and their family. Students receive up to ,000 per year to attend scientific conferences. Tuition is waived for all Graduate School students. HOW TO APPLY Van Andel Institute Graduate School is open to qualified domestic and international applicants. The application period opens in September and closes in December for the following year’s fall cohort. Learn more today by calling 616.234.5708 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. WHY GRAND RAPIDS? Simply put, because it’s the best. But don’t take our word for it — The New York Times ranked Grand Rapids as one of its top places to visit in 2016, and U.S. News ranked the city 19 out of 100 best places to live in 2017. Importantly, the Institute is located at the epicenter of the Medical Mile, which includes nationally recognized hospitals, universities and research centers, putting students at the heart of the city’s growing biomedical research corridor. Best Place to Buy a Home in 2018 Vogue Magazine Top 10 Emerging Cities in the U.S. Global Trade Best Beer Town USA Today Best City for Raising a Family Forbes.com Second Most Secure Large City in the U.S. Farmers Insurance 15 U.S. Cities’ Emerging Downtowns Forbes.com
Van Andel Institute Graduate School transforms talented and ambitious graduate students into capable problem solvers in frontier fields.