Funding Opportunities

If you are looking for an opportunity to fund your research training, gradaute studies or postdoctoral work, you will find a vareity of opportunities below.

Upcoming Application Deadline

The goal of this grant is to enable predoctoral students to obtained individualized, mentored research training which reflects their dissertation research project.

  • Eligibility: Must have a baccalaureate degree and be currently enrolled in a PhD or equivalent research degree program or a formal combined program (i.e. MD/PhD) in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences. Must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the US or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
  • Funding amount: Stipend $22,920 and monthly allowance of $1,910. Tuition up to $16,000/year for PhD students and $21,000/year for dual degree students. Training related expenses is $4,200.
  • Length of funding: 5 years
  • Application deadline: April 13, August 13, December 13

Opportunities at UB

The Dean's Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research

This award is given to a  Doctoral candidate in a PhD program within the School of Medicine and Biomedical Science (SMBS).

Applicants must provide the following information:

  • Letter of nomination from Department/Program Chair/Director
  • CV of candidate
  • Cumulative GPA
  • Number of years in the program
  • Number of publications (separate abstracts from peer review articles)
  • Honors and/or Awards
  • Presentations at national meetings (abstracts, poster, platform, level of review)
  • Date of Degree Conferral
  • PDF of thesis

Opportunities in other Departments

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Dennis Higgins Award for Dissertation Research

This award is dedicated to the memory of Dennis M. Higgins, PhD. Doctoral candidates in our PhD program are eligible to be nominated for this award by their faculty adviser.

Allen Barnett Fellowship in Pharmacology

The Allen Barnett Fellowship is awarded annually to a PhD student in the Deparment of Pharmacology and Toxicology. All entering students are considered for this award.

Douglas Riggs Award for Excellence

This award is given annually to a medical student with the highest grades in the areas of pharmacology

External Funding Opportunities

The AAUW has a variety of awards for women within the STEM progession and for women pursuing different levels of education. 

Predoctoral Traineeships and Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships

This fellowship supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences.

  • Funding amount: Fellowship stipend of $51,000 and a research allowance up to $1,500.
  • Length of funding:  3 years
  • Application deadline: July, 1

Dissertation Fellowships

This fellowship is intended to support African American graduate students through their graduate program.

  • Funding amount: Fellowship stipend of $43,500 and a research grant up to $10,000.
  • Length of funding: 12-24 months

The award will be made to individual who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching educational practices.

  • Funding amount: $25,000 stipend.
  • Length of funding: 9 – 12 months
  • Application deadline: November