The Graduate School Fellowship


The Graduate School Fellowship helps fund outstanding graduate students at UB. A minimum of twenty students will be selected per year. Each student will receive a $10,000 top-off per year, renewable for five years, for a total value of $50,000.

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.

For more information about the Graduate School Fellowship, please contact your academic department.

How to Apply

Each school or college has an internal admissions process. Please contact your academic department for more information. 

Maintaining Your Fellowship

To maintain funding, students must continue to receive a full teaching, graduate or research assistant appointment, obtain a 3.0 GPA each semester and complete classes in a timely manner. Failure to meet these requirements may result in termination of a student’s award.

Campus Contact

Past Graduate School Fellow Events at UB

Fellow Research Talks

Throughout the year, the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships encourages our Presidential, Schomburg, and Graduate School Fellows to share their research with one another during our Research Talks. These talks allow for the exchange of knowledge among the community and create potential for scholarly collaborations.

Pathway to the PhD

Early PhD students can uncover the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in graduate school and beyond through the Pathway to the PhD micro-credential. To learn more, email