Student Funding

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

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TA/GA Funding (external)

The UB Curriculum Office - Capstone TA Positions
Deadline: February 2, 2018
Academic Year Salary: $16,000 plus tuition waiver (maximum of 1 credit hour of tuition to be covered)

Multiple Positions Available

The UB Curriculum Office is recruiting TA’s for Academic Year 2018-19. These individuals will serve as the primary instructor for UBC 399: Capstone, which is a virtual course focused on guiding students through the creation of the Capstone ePortfolio using the Digication ePortfolio platform. TA activities will be coordinated by the UB Curriculum Office under the Associate Director of the UB Curriculum, Carol Van Zile-Tamsen.


  • Be a full-time matriculated graduate student at UB.
  • Maintain Academic Good Standing during each semester of the assistantship.
  • PhD students preferred.

Submit Resume and Cover Letter to:

Carol Van Zile-Tamsen, Associate Director, UB Curriculum via email to

Please see the below flyer for a detailed job description and application information.

Research Funding

SAE-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Award Amount: $5,000

The Society for the Anthropology of Europe (SAE) and the Council for European Studies (CES) invite eligible graduate students with a focus on European Anthropology to apply for the 2018-19 Anthropology of Europe Pre-Dissertation Fellowship. The SAE is the section of the American Anthropological Association that promotes the anthropological study of European societies and culture, encouraging connections between scholars working in Europe. Each fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend to fund two months’ research in Europe, and travel support for attending and presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists.

The Anthropology of Europe Pre-Dissertation Fellowship is intended to fund fellows’ first research project in Europe. Applicants must:

  • be enrolled in a doctoral program at a university that is a member of the Council for European Studies Academic Consortium;
  • not have completed the majority of doctoral coursework;
  • not have begun substantial dissertation research in Europe.

Please visit the SAE-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship website to access the required documentation.


Off the Beaten Path Scholarships
Application Deadline: January 5, 2018
Award Amount: Full and partial scholarships to cover summer tuition fee for field school

The Off The Beaten Track program, with 12 years and 24 editions on its counter, now is the longest standing cultural anthropology field school in the world.

Candidates are invited to propose two or more creative research concepts that can be built upon fieldwork performed during one session of the summer school on Gozo (Malta). From these proposals, the scholarship review board will select 15 candidates to work out a more detailed research plan within a deadline of two months (January/February). These 15 proposals will be ranked and scholarships will be divided according to this ranking. The top ranked proposals will be granted a full scholarship, others will receive a partial scholarship. None of the scholarships include airfare from and to Malta.

Application Process
• Send two or more research concepts.
• 150-250 words per research concept.
• Submission can only be done through this online form.

Conference Funding

Eligible GSEU Professional Development Funds
Deadlines: December 29, 2017 & May 5, 2018
Award Amount: Up to $1,000

Teaching assistants and graduate assistants are eligible for Professional Development Program funds for:

  • One project or activity for the period July 2, 2016 to July 1, 2017 (this funding is for a project/activity that already took place); and
  • One project or activity for the period July 2, 2017 to July 1, 2018.


To be considered for funds, teaching assistants and graduate assistants must:

  • Be employed full-time or part-time.
  • Be employed for the duration of the project or activity.
  • Have completed a project or activity for the period July 2, 2016 to July 1, 2017 on or before July 1, 2017, or for the period July 2, 2017 to July 1, 2018, complete a project or activity on or before July 1, 2018.
  • Submit a completed Application by the designated deadline.
  • Be employed or matriculated (with an open student account) at the time payment is made.

The maximum amount for each award is $1,000. The application deadline for the period 7/2/16 to 7/1/17 is December 29, 2017 and the application deadline for the period 7/2/17 to 7/1/18 is May 5, 2018.

Please visit the announcement for further details and to learn how to submit an application.


Diversity Funding

No opportunities at this time. Please check back soon.


University Resources

Office of Fellowships and Scholarships

The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships puts you into contact with many university, national and international awards that can help to fund your graduate career. Workshops to guide students through the applicaton process for a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship or a Fulbirght Fellowship are on offer. Links are also available to several national graduate fellowships and scholarships databases.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers several scholarships and fellowships to graduate students at all levels of their academic career.