Additional Funding Opportunities

DMS Travel Allowance
All DMS students receive a one-time $600 travel allowance that may be used to attend a meeting or conference.


GSC Conference Grants
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) awards conference grants up to $750.00 to eligible GSAS students 3 times per year. Please see here for more information.


GSC Summer Research Grants
The GSC awards summer research grants up to $1000.00 to eligible GSAS students once per year. Please see here for more information.


Additional perks include:
Please visit the GSAS Student Affairs website to keep up to date on all of the resources available to you as a graduate student.  


Below is just a highlight of what is available to you.



The MBTA Semester Pass Program provides bus, link, and commuter rail passes for the fall and spring terms, October through January and February through May. DMS students can purchase these passes at a 50% discount by completing the MBTA Semester Pass order form online by the appropriate deadlines.

Cultural and Leisure Activities

With a Harvard ID:

  • Free admission for you and one guest to Harvard Museums.
  • Access to discounts on a wide range of offerings including theatre, dance, travel, and personal services.
  • Free entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Arts, and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Hubway Bike Share Program

Travel across Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline using the Hubway, publically shared bikes that can be returned to any of the 140+ stations across the network, including the 12 supported by Harvard. Harvard affiliates are eligible for a discounted annual membership.



BIG Program Office

Department of Biomedical Informatics

10 Shattuck Street

Countway Library, Suite 514

Boston, MA 02115


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