About the iSEED Graduate Scholars Program

Competitive funding will be offered to a select number of exceptional first year PhD students traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields within the participating schools.

Application Process

  • There is not a separate application for the iSEED Graduate Scholars program.
  • Prospective PhD students interested in becoming an iSEED Graduate scholar should first apply to a PhD program within one of the 7 participating schools at UB, by visiting their websites and following specific instructions.
  • If you are part of the McNair Scholars program, you're eligible to receive an application fee waiver; other students may contact the chair of their prospective department regarding fee waivers.

Personal Statement

  • When discussing your career goals in your personal statement, mention your interest in and reasons for becoming an iSEED scholar.
  • Potential iSEED Graduate Scholars are then nominated by the participating PhD programs once they have been accepted to their program.