The Department of Linguistics is able to offer a limited number of assistantships, which carry a tuition scholarship and stipend. Students holding these assistantships will normally be assigned a position as a teaching assistant or course instructor, including the possibility of teaching languages offered through the Department, such as Chinese, German, Japanese, or Korean, if they hold appropriate qualifications. Outstanding candidates may be recommended for Presidential Fellowships, which are four-year graduate assistantships with a significantly enhanced stipend and a tuition scholarship. There are also special fellowships for outstanding applicants from underrepresented groups.
In addition to the regularly-funded departmental graduate assistantships, there may also be research assistantships funded by sponsored research projects in the department. The amount of funding available in any given year is reliant on the number of sponsored projects being carried out by the faculty.
The deadline to apply with consideration for departmental assistantships or Presidential Fellowships is December 15 of every application cycle.
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.