Fellowships, Assistantships and Financial Aid

PhD Funding

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  • World-class faculty experts mentor PhD students in a dynamic research and learning environment. Students can focus on their research and scholarship alongside renowned faculty while preparing for the careers and professions that await them after graduation.
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PhD Funding Opportunities

  • Academic year stipends of $23,000 for all full-time, funded PhD students on 10-month academic teaching assistant, research assistant or graduate assistant appointments.
  • UB’s stipend levels are competitive among public Association of American Universities (AAU) member institutions.
  • Additional Fellowship Opportunities:
    • Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program: To be eligible for a Schomburg Fellowship, candidates must contribute to the diversity of the student body, and can demonstrate that they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive Schomburg Fellowships.
    • Presidential Fellowships: To be eligible for Presidential Fellowships, candidates must meet the criteria listed on the Presidential Fellowship page. Both domestic and international students are eligible, if they meet these criteria. For any questions regarding funding for academic year 2024–2025, contact the director of graduate studies or department chair.

Teaching opportunities in the Department of Linguistics include assisting or teaching courses in linguistics or in Chinese, German, Japanese, and Korean language.

The deadline to apply with consideration for funding is December 15 of every application cycle.

University Financial Aid

In addition to departmental funding, there are a variety of university-wide financial aid options available for graduate students at UB. Linguistics applicants wishing to apply for student loans, grants, or work-study positions should contact the UB Office of Financial Aid for further information.

The deadline to apply for UB financial aid is April 15 of each application cycle, and early application is strongly recommended.