Successful applicants to the PhD programs typically receive financial support through state and/or research funding lines. PhD applicants are also eligible for supplementary scholarships through the department’s nomination.
The Department of Psychology will provide $1000 in professional development funds for each new Master’s student entering the Fall of 2020.
These funds may be used to cover a variety of expenses at any time while the student is matriculated in the program, such as expenses incurred for the student’s master’s project, including paying research participants, advertising for study participants, special materials, equipment or software. The money can also be used for travel to a research conference or a workshop to augment the student’s training (e.g., advanced statistics workshop). The expectation is that the student will consult with his/her adviser on how to best use the funds.
Other funding for the MA program is limited. Possible funding sources include: University at Buffalo Graduate School Financial Aid, funding from a sponsoring faculty member’s research grant or university-affiliated employment.
The Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program funds exceptional PhD and (to a lesser extent) MA students. This fellowship offers support for historically underrepresented students in graduate programs across the university.
If you are eligible and would like to be considered, please include a 500 word statement with your department application describing how you will contribute to the diversity of the student body in the Psychology graduate program, including how you have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education.
Deadline: In order to be considered for the Schomburg Fellowship, both PhD and MA applicants must formally submit an online departmental application plus all application materials by November 30.
Additional information about costs of attendance and funding can be found through: