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.
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.
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.