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 Graduate School - Graduate Assistant
Deadline: January 8, 2018
Salary: $692.31 biweekly

The Graduate Assistant in the Graduate School will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in university-wide student services including fellowships and scholarships, and graduate professional development. The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, located within the Graduate School, assists both undergraduate and graduate students as they apply for nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. Graduate Professional Development (GPD) helps prepare the University’s graduate students for career success through resources to build professional skills, prepare for the job search and enrich personal development.

Please see full position description below for duties and qualifications.


Send resume and cover letter to Megan Stewart, Fellowships and Scholarships Advisor, at 


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

Dr. Keith F. Otterbein Award

Deadline: April 16, 2018
Award Amount: $500.00

The Keith F. Otterbein award is intended to provide support to one exceptional PhD student at the University at Buffalo doing doctoral research on War and/or Peace. The award is for research that focuses on social, cultural, or historical factors involved in initiating and/or conducting war and/or establishing and/or maintaining peace. The award carries a stipend of $500.00 and is given to students at the pre-dissertation research stage, the dissertation research stage, or the dissertation-writing stage. Candidates will be notified of the committee’s decision in late April/early May 2018.  


Preference is given to students in Anthropology and Classics, but students from different disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply. Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.


To apply for the award, please send the following to the award committee:

  • A research proposal of no more than 5 pages (typed, single-spaced) in which you describe your research and its significance and a 1-page budget for research-related travel;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Two letters of reference;
  • Information on any funding you have received or applied for to conduct pre-dissertation research or dissertation research, or to write up your dissertation.

Please send all award application documents to Dr. Vasiliki Neofotistos, Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Anthropology, at


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.

Conference Funding

Eligible GSEU Professional Development Funds
Deadlines: 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, 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.
  • 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 7/2/17 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.