Join a community of scholars and researchers working together to solve pressing global problems. We are accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year.
We are committed to recruiting the very best PhD students and preparing doctoral students for career success. UB features:
Graduate Teaching Assistant Positions
All incoming PhD students are awarded TA positions. These positions are renewed as long as students make satisfactory progress toward the degree. Incoming MS students are invited to apply for TA positions the summer before enrolling.
All incoming PhD students are awarded a tuition scholarship that covers tuition but not fees.
The Biological Sciences admissions committee nominates outstanding PhD applicants for the University Presidential and Dean’s Fellowships. Outstanding PhD applicants are nominated for the Schomburg Fellowship. Applications must be received by January 20 to be considered for these fellowships.
Graduate Opportunity Program
The Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP) provides tuition scholarships to graduates of one of the following programs in New York State: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), and CUNY Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) programs
We support our PhD students as long as they make satisfactory progress towards their degree. Advanced PhD students are often funded as research assistants through their advisor’s research grant. Others serve as teaching assistants. Additional support for research and travel is available to our students through Department and University Sources.
Mark Diamond Research Fund
This fund provides grants to graduate students for research expenses related to their thesis or dissertation.
Dr. Darrell Doyle served as professor and Chair of the Biological Sciences department from 1983 -1992. He was an invaluable colleague, leader, researcher, teacher, and mentor. Dr. Doyle was an enthusiastic supporter, motivator and mentor of Biological Sciences graduate students. To continue that legacy of graduate student support, the Darrell Doyle Travel Award is awarded to the three best platform presentations and to the three best student presentations at the Annual Departmental Research Symposium. Donations to support the Darrell Doyle Travel Award Fund can be made here.
Contact us for further information about financial aid for graduate students.