Please Note: Students may not apply directly to the College of Arts and Sciences for support under these Fellowship programs. Instead, eligible students must be formally nominated by their academic department, program or unit.
The UB Presidential Fellowship Program is aimed at enhancing UB’s competitiveness in recruiting 23 outstanding PhD students with a top-up amount of $10,000.
To be eligible, a nominee must be a new applicant to a PhD program and must be appointed as a full teaching, graduate or research assistant. The top-up is renewable for up to three additional years as long as the student is full time, in good standing, and holds one of these assistantships.
Nominees must also meet at least one of the following academic criteria upon admission:
For further information about UB's Presidential Fellowships, please contact your department or program.
The Schomburg Fellowship program is designed to assist UB in the recruitment, enrollment and retention of students in Doctoral programs who can demonstrate that they would contribute to the diversity of the student body, especially those who can demonstrate that they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education. Such categorical circumstances may include academic, vocational, social, physical or economic impediments or disadvantaged status that students, as evidenced by their performance as undergraduates, have been able to overcome, or other characteristics that constitute categorical under-representation in their particular graduate program such as gender or racial/ethnic status.
Note that in awarding such fellowships, the Schomburg Fellowship program gives full consideration to students who are of a race or ethnicity that is underrepresented in graduate programs at UB, but does not make awards solely on that basis.
To be eligible for consideration, nominees for support under the Schomburg Fellowship program must meet all of the following criteria: