Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program


The Arthur A. Schomburg (Schomburg) Fellowship is a graduate fellowship program for eligible underrepresented students who will pursue graduate study on a full time basis at the University at Buffalo.

Eligibility Requirements

The Schomburg fellowship program is intended to support high achieving doctoral and professional students in pursuit of terminal degrees. Only in exceptional cases may master’s students who meet all eligibility requirements for this program be selected for funding. Recipients of Schomburg fellowships must be new to the degree program; however, students who have previously earned a master’s degree or who are currently enrolled in a master’s degree program and are applying to transition into a doctoral program are eligible to receive a Schomburg fellowship.

Schomburg fellows must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who can demonstrate that they would contribute to the diversity of the student body of the university, especially those who have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education. In awarding these fellowships, academic units may give consideration to students who are of a race or ethnicity that is underrepresented in its graduate or professional programs but may not make awards solely on that basis. Students must be planning to enroll full time during the award period and must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.

How to Apply

Each school or college has an internal admissions and selection process. Please contact your academic department for more information.

Campus Contact

Past Award Recipients

Past Schomburg Events at UB

Fellow Research Talks

Throughout the year, the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships encourages our Presidential, Schomburg, and Graduate School Fellows to share their research with one another during our Research Talks. These talks allow for the exchange of knowledge among the community and create potential for scholarly collaborations.

Welcome Reception

Each fall, the vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School hosts a reception honoring the University at Buffalo’s Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship recipients. This event allows for the networking among current Schomburg fellows, faculty supporters and administrators of UB’s Schomburg fellowship program.

CSTEP Day of Service

Schomburg fellows participate in a day of service at International Prep Academy in Buffalo. At this event, Schomburg fellows partner with UB's Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) to give back and to empower local high school students to take advantage of educational opportunities. By sharing their collegiate experiences and emphasizing the importance of pursuing higher education, Schomburg fellows encourage younger students to continue their academic pursuits.

Distinguished Speaker Community Building

Schomburg fellows are encouraged to take advantage of one of the many exceptional opportunities for networking and learning that the University at Buffalo has to offer: The Distinguished Speakers series. Schomburg fellows are offered optimal seating together at a presentation by a distinguished speaker, such as Angela Davis.