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Graduate, teaching and research assistantships are offered each year in a competitive process to highly qualified PhD students. Although responsibilities vary by assignment, assistants generally work 20 hours per week. Graduate and teaching assistants receive a stipend, plus a full or partial tuition scholarship.
All full-time, funded PhD students on 10-month academic TA/RA/GA appointments receive a minimum of $23,000 for academic-year stipends.
The Graduate Opportunity Program provides tuition assistance to Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), HEOP (Higher Education Opportunity Program) and SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge) graduates who are undertaking graduate study at participating SUNY institutions. More information can be found at the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.
The UB Presidential Fellowship Program helps to fund outstanding graduate students. To be eligible, you must be a new applicant to a PhD program and must be appointed as a full teaching, graduate or research assistant. You must also meet at least one of the following academic criteria upon admission:
The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship program assists undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in Western New York.
Please note that some applicants may be eligible for the Schomburg Fellowship for Minority Students. This Fellowship provides tuition and a stipend. Because applications for fellowships are due before the cutoff for applications to the PhD program, you must apply to UB no later than January 15 if you want to be considered for a Schomburg Fellowship. Additional information on the Schomberg Fellowship.
In addition to the assistantships, fellowships and scholarships outlined above, explore more funding opportunities on the University at Buffalo's Graduate School website.
Additional monetary assistance is provided through dissertation, research, conference, travel and other support offered by the School of Management.
Visit the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and Understanding the Funding Process, which provide information on admissions and funding decisions, funding packages and opportunities for funding, Explore the Office of Financial Aid for details and information on UB financial aid programs.
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“Under the leadership of the academic deans and the provost, UB launched the PhD Excellence Initiative, which is a multi-year program designed to enhance the education of the next generation of scholars and researchers through program reviews and creation of academic plans to ensure stronger outcomes.”
Graham Hammill, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean
UB Graduate School