Opler-Doubrava Fifth-Year Fellowships*
These fellowships are available to PhD candidates in the English Department entering their fifth year who continue to hold a TAship.
The Marilyn Doubrava Endowment was established by Sterling M. and Kathryn L. Doubrava as a memorial to their daughter. The Opler Scholarship Fund is generously supported by Morris E. Opler and Lucille R. Opler.
The fellowship offers continuing support (that is, this is not a dissertation completion fellowship). All TAs in year four are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: Late March. For application material, click here.
Robert and Carol Morris Dissertation Completion Fellowships
The Robert and Carol Morris Dissertation Completion Fellowship offers awards of $10,000 each for PhD candidates in English within a year of finishing their dissertations.
These awards have been made possible through generous donations by Carol and Bob Morris.
Application Deadline: Mid-March. For application material, click here.
College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Funds permitting, CAS offers fellowships that target the last year of dissertation writing. The DGS will notify graduate students near the beginning of the Spring semester if CAS is funding this fellowship in a given year. Application is made through the English Graduate Office, as the department committee nominates students to CAS.
Gender Institute Dissertation Fellowships
The Gender Institute at UB has established PhD dissertation fellowships for those working in the area of gender and sexuality studies.
Each year, fellowship information will be posted at http://genderin.buffalo.edu/grants&fellowships. You may also contact the Institute Director with questions.
Awarded to PhD students by the Institute of Jewish Heritage and Thought. For information about applying, including deadlines, contact the Institute at email@example.com.
UB Humanities Institute Dissertation Fellowships
The HI makes available dissertation fellowships to PhD candidates who have exhausted TA support from their home departments and will reside in Western New York during the fellowship year.
Application is made directly through the English Graduate Office, as the department committee nominates students to the HI.
These fellowships are available to MA or PhD students in English applying to travel to work at an archive, museum, or library outside of Buffalo for research related to any academic project. These awards are made possible through the generosity of the riverrun Foundation.
The two winners will be invited to give a public lecture to people from the University and the community a year from this fall. Previous winners may not apply again.
Application deadline: Early October. For application material, click here.
Mark Diamond Research Fund (MDRF)
gives grants to graduate students for research expenses related to their MA thesis or PhD dissertation. PhD students may apply for up to $2,000 and Master’s students for up to $1000. The MDRF grant is only for University at Buffalo graduate students who have not waived the student activity fee. Applicants should be in the latter stages of research for the project for which they are applying. For Application Instructions, Application and Deadlines: http://gsa.buffalo.edu/mdrf/
Graduate Student Association (GSA) Conference Fund
There is a limited availability of funds to assist graduate students in presenting and attending research work at conferences. As of Fall 2015, Ph. D. 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.
For Application Instructions, Application and Deadlines:
Graduate Office travel grants for conferences and research
Funds are exhausted for 2015-2016. There will be a new application procedure for 2016-2017, with details published by Spring 2015.
Folger Institute and Dickens Universe Funding
Folger Institute Grants-In-Aid
UB graduate students are eligible for Folger grants-in-aid financial stipends that enable students to take Folger Institute seminars (full seminars qualify for graduate credit by petition to the DGS) and other programs, including intensive weekend workshops and seminars, and conferences. Applications, which are submitted electronically, consist of a brief CV, a Statement of Research Plans focused on the particular program, a budget, and two academic letters of recommendation, and are reviewed by the SUNY at Buffalo representative before being judged by the Institute Applications Committee. For more information, including this year’s programs, see www.folger.edu or contact English Department Professor Barbara Bono (firstname.lastname@example.org), UB's representative to the Institute.
Dickens Universe Departmental Travel Funds
UB graduate students in English are eligible to apply for department funds to help cover transportation and housing costs. Applications consist of a c.v. and a brief letter outlining how participation in the Universe will assist the student’s academic career. All are welcome to apply, although preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in Victorian studies. For more information, see http://dickens.ucsc.edu/index.html or contact Prof. Steven Miller, email@example.com.
Short and long term (as well as postdoctoral) research fellowships are available from a number of research institutions and granting agencies. In addition to browsing fellowship information in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the MLA “Professional Resources” (online), and the PMLA, explore the following options: http://guides.library.jhu.edu/c.php?g=202619.
One-Semester Literature Teaching Opportunity
Fellowships for teaching literature and creative writing courses awarded to PhD students with TAships who are going into year 5 of teaching. Unfunded international students without TAships are also eligible for these courses if they have completed their oral exams, passed the SPEAK test with a score of 55+, and fulfilled other requirements described in the Graduate Studies Handbook. Applications should be submitted to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Steven Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline: early October.
Awarded to the best syllabus for a literature course submitted to the Literature/Summer Course Committee, made possibly through the generosity of the Riverrun Foundation.
Information on this award is available through the Composition