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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Research Funding

GSEU Professional Development Funding
Application Deadline: May 5, 2019
Award: $1,000 maximum award

This program is intended to assist eligible teaching assistants and graduate assistants develop their full professional potential or prepare for advancement by funding professional development activities. The funds cover one project or activity for the period July 2, 2018 to July 1, 2019.

Eligible project or activities include:

  • Basic, applied or historical research (not related to dissertation).
  • Curricular or instructional material development.
  • Conference, workshop or seminar attendance.
  • Conference participation (e.g. presiding, presenting).
  • Course work or internship not part of earning a degree.
  • Preparation of material for publication.
  • Grant proposal development.
  • Artistic or creative endeavors.
  • Other work-related professional development projects or activities.
Application Guidelines:

Candidates will submit the award application (PDF above) to along with the following:

  • The type of event, event site and sponsor.
  • A description of the project or activity.
  • How the project or activity will enhance the applicant’s professional development.
  • Itemized expenditures related to the project or activity that conform to the New York State Comptroller's rules and regulations and limitations.
  • Applicant’s role, such as presenting a paper, proposal or formally participating. If presenting a paper or proposal, the title of the paper or proposal and nature of the presentation must be provided.
  • A letter of acceptance of the paper or proposal. If acceptance is pending, notification of acceptance must be provided no later than 14 days prior to the proposed starting date of the project or activity.
  • A brochure, announcement or other relevant documentation describing the project or activity and related costs. If documentation is not yet available, it must be provided no later than 14 days prior to the proposed starting date of the project or activity.
  • A current curriculum vitae (i.e. resume).
  • Supporting documentation or information as requested by the campus committee.

More information may be accessed at GSEU Professional Development Award announcement page.


CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship
Application Deadline: January 24, 2019
Award: $10,500

The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research.

Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Application Submission:

Applicants for fellowship consideration must submit:

  1. Application form, accessed at
  2. Project description
  3. Project bibliography/literature review
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Curriculum vitae
  6. Transcripts

For detailed information about the application requirements and eligibility, please visit the CAORC fellowship website.

Conference Funding

Graduate Student Association Conference Funding
Application Deadline: Mutiple
Award: $350 MA students, $550 PhD students

There is a limited availability of funds to assist graduate students in presenting research work at and attending academic conferences. As of Fall 2015, PhD students, remaining at the university longer than Masters students, will receive up to $550 towards conferences and Masters students will receive up to $350. Students who are attending a conference, but not presenting, are eligible for $200. This amount will come out of the total $350/$550 each student is eligible for throughout their graduate career.

Application Submission:

All submissions must be typed, and hand-written submissions will not be considered for approval.  Documents are fillable Word Forms. Use the link below for the document – you need to open the document in Microsoft Word, not in your browser window.

Conference Funding Application

Applications must be physically signed.  Please print out the completed application, sign and date the document, and then submit them to the GSA office in person (310 Student Union), via fax (645-7333), or email them to or

Note: There are several application deadlines throughout the fall, spring, and summer sessions. Please view the deadlines on the Conference Funding Application link available above.

Diversity Funding

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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.