Student Funding

Whether you are an incoming student or writing your dissertation, there are funding opportunities available at each stage of your graduate career.

On this page:

External Funding Opportunities

Student Assistant Positions

Student Conference Assistant
The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy
Salary: $14.00/hour
Deadline: September 12, 2021

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at the University at Buffalo School of Law is an endowed academic center for interdisciplinary research. The mission of The Baldy Center is to advance interdisciplinary research on law, legal institutions, and social policy. It does so by supporting research projects, conferences, workshops, fellowships, visiting scholars, speakers, and other initiatives.

The Baldy Center is hiring a conference assistant to work for conference grant awardee Prof. Martha McCluskey to support her forthcoming conference to be held June 2022. The position begins in late September 2021 at approximately 3 hours per week during fall 2021, increasing to 5 hours per week in spring 2022 as the conference date approaches, at a maximum of 9 hours per week. The rate is $14 per hour. The student assistant will have significant flexibility in arranging the work schedule, though it will be important to keep up with tasks on a weekly basis.

The conference student assistant is responsible for working with Prof. McCluskey on all organizational aspects of conference development, including record keeping, correspondence with scholars, travel/food/hotel information management, and other conference support tasks as assigned. The student assistant will coordinate with Baldy Center staff to make logistical arrangements.

Applicant must be a UB student, enrolled in a graduate program (PhD, MFA, or professional degree program preferred), and eligible to work on campus (Student Employment Policy - Administrative Services Gateway - University at Buffalo). International students and domestic students are welcome to apply.



1. Interest in interdisciplinary and law research.

2. Ability to communicate clearly and at a professional level with international scholars and UB administration.

4. Ability to work independently and reliably.

5. Well-organized and detail oriented.


1. Experience carrying out administrative tasks in either a work or extracurricular setting.

2. Interest in social and economic justice or public policy.

Consistent with current UB COVID protocols, the position may include some in-person meetings and tasks, though it will primarily involve Zoom supported remote operations. Through the fall and winter (and perhaps through the spring) meetings with Prof. McCluskey will be remote via zoom. The conference may take place in person, online, or in a hybrid format.


To apply, please submit a letter of application, your resume, and the names of three UB references.

Please submit all files through Handshake or email to, formatted as: [LastName_FirstName_FileName].

You may email with any questions.

The application deadline is September 12, 2021, decisions will be made by September 22, and the position begins by the end of September.


Graduate Internship for Global NGO Projects
The Experiential Learning Network 
Salary: $24.00/hour
Deadline: September 17, 2021

Project Portal, Global NGO Projects, and Administrative Support

  • Serve as point person for student support and communication for a select group of Global NGO Projects
  • Meet with students during drop-in hours and scheduled in-person and zoom appointments to answer general questions and guide through the Global NGO Projects
  • Assist with the posting, management and tracking of Global NGO project portal listings
  • Support communication with Global NGO partners as it relates to projects and ongoing engagement

Capacity Building for Global NGO Projects and Global Partner Studio

  • Assist with communication with external audiences
  • Assist with grants and other funding opportunities
  • Assist with related courses and offerings that integrate Global NGO projects, such as EAS 360 (fall and spring) and PSY 323 (spring)
  • Assist with related research, assessment and reports

Skills and Requirements

All Graduate Interns must:

  • Be fully matriculated in a graduate degree program at UB
  • Be a full-time graduate student, maintaining a minimum of nine (9) credits per semester
  • Maintain good academic standing during each semester of the internship

In addition, the Graduate Intern for Global NGO Projects must demonstrate:

  • Experience and skills associated with global engagement and/or cultural competenceStrong, independent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • The ability and eagerness to lead assigned projects
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including an ability to work with students, faculty and staff
  • Strong ability to learn new programs and processes necessary for the role

Flexible number of hours (5-10 hrs/week). Specific hours to be arranged. Position is primarilty in-person with office hours located in 24 Capen Hall with potential for some remote hours.


Please submit your (1) resume and (2) cover letter to by September 17th, 2021.

Community Health Interventions Lab (CHILab)
Paid and For-Credit Positions

Research Assistants will be responsible for working on projects related to increasing access to health food in lower-income and underserved communities.

Opportunities includes participant recruitment, data collection/management, quantitative and Qualitative data analysis, literature reviews and community outreach activities.

Paid Positions ($13-15/hr)
Master's student able to work approximately 15-20 hours a week. 

Credit Positions
Undergradaute and gradautes students seeking research experience and able to work evenings and weekend hours.

To apply, visit the Opportunities page at CHILab.

Awards and Prizes

No opportunities at this time. Please check back soon!

Research Funding

No opportunities at this time. Please check back soon!

Conference Funding

No opportunities at this time. Please check back soon!

University Resources