Funded Ph.D opportunities

The Department offers enhanced PhD Fellowships in line with the University's new PhD Excellence Initiative. Highly competitive five-year packages are available. Minimum stipends will be $20,000 plus tuition scholarship, reduced teaching loads, and no teaching duties in two of the five years. Students may also be eligible for consideration for a Presidential Fellowship or the Schomburg Fellowship Program.

Review of applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will begin on December 1st, 2020.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Marion Werner, Director of Graduate Studies, wernerm@buffalo.edu and/or Wendy Zitzka, Graduate Program Coordinator, wzitzka@buffalo.edu.

Arthur A. Schomburg Graduate Fellowship Program

These fellowships are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are members of underrepresented minorities or who have overcome social, physical or economic disadvantages and who are entering a graduate degree program for the first time. Departments nominate candidates for these awards based on standard admissions criteria. Fellowships are granted only for the degree that the student is pursuing at the time of application. Stipend: $20,000 + $12,500 top-up amount and full tuition scholarship. For more information, please visit the College of Arts and Sciences Schomburg Fellowship Program. 

Presidential Fellowships

The UB Presidential Fellowship Program is aimed at enhancing UB’s competitiveness in recruiting 23 outstanding PhD students with a top-up amount of $10,000 above the new minimum stipend of $20,000 and full tuition scholarship. For more information, please visit the College of Arts and Sciences Fellowship Opportunities.