Graduate Awards and Fellowships

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The following awards are made available to graduate students within the College of Arts and Sciences. Students who apply for and receive an assistantship remain eligible for these awards. Research funds are intended to support the research accomplishments of graduate students.

Student emergency funds seek to award grants to eligible students who are experiencing an unforeseen hardship that could impact their ability to remain enrolled in school. Temporary financial assistance is available for immediate and current emergency situations.

Students must be nominated by their academic unit to receive financial assistance via Presidential Fellowships and Schomburg Fellowships. 

Sponsored by New York State, this program offers graduate study support for students who have experienced an impediment to their success to in higher education. 

The Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP; formerly GEOP) provides tuition scholarships to New York State residents who participated as undergraduates in certified EOP, HEOP or SEEK programs.

This fund provides grants to graduate students for research expenses related to their thesis or dissertation.

The GEM Fellowship is a graduate fellowship program for eligible underrepresented domestic students who will pursue graduate study at the University at Buffalo or at another GEM institution. 


To learn more about these awards, please contact:

For information on additional awards and fellowships, graduate students are encouraged to contact their department or program or visit the Scholarships and Fellowships Office or the UB Graduate School.