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Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships and scholarships are designed to attract and support graduate students who have exceptional academic records and potential. Such support is intended to enable the student to better concentrate on coursework and/or research.

Each year, the Graduate School makes funding available to the deans to support outstanding graduate students. In turn, deans have developed fellowship deployment strategies tailored to the specific discipline and academic needs of their students. You should contact your academic department concerning nomination deadlines and criteria for these prestigious awards.

Contact The Graduate School for additional graduate scholarship and fellowship opportunities available.

A fellowship, much like a scholarship, affects your total eligibility for aid. At the start of the awarding process, your total cost of education is determined. Next, we subtract any fellowships/scholarships/additional resources from this amount. The remaining balance represents your total eligibility for financial aid. It is possible for graduate students to be offered and accept a fellowship after financial aid funds have been accepted and/or released to you. When this occurs, your financial aid eligibility will be re-evaluated and adjusted, if needed, even if you have already accepted/received awards.

Administered Awards for Graduate Study

Students who may be eligible for the nation’s most competitive fellowships and scholarships, which often require the university’s nomination, should review the online information and email for assistance. Visit the Fellowships and Scholarships website for more information.

New York State Association for Affordable Housing

The New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), in partnership with SUNY, has created a new fellowship program that provides $10,000 in stipends to graduate students in law, business, urban planning or architecture at SUNY Albany, Buffalo, Stony Brook and Binghamton.

Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, NYSAFAH and SUNY will annually award the fellowship to four SUNY graduate students at the select campuses. The NYSAFAH-SUNY Affordable Housing fellows will receive $2500 in their final year of graduate school to examine affordable housing issues relating to their field of study. Fellows will be linked with established professionals with diverse expertise across New York State. They will present a senior project reflecting their graduate research at NYSAFAH’s upstate fall conference in October and will also attend numerous other NYSAFAH-sponsored events alongside New York State industry leaders.

Formed in 1998, NYSAFAH in the trade association for New York’s affordable housing industry statewide. Its 300 members include for-profit and nonprofit developers, lenders, investors, syndicators attorneys, architects and others active in the financing, construction and operation of affordable housing. Together, NYSAFAH’s members are responsible for most of the housing built in New York State with federal, state or local subsidies. Students interested in applying for this fellowship should follow the instructions detailed on the NYSAFAH-SUNY Graduate Fellowship Application.

External Funding Opportunities

Please visit UB Research Opportunities for more information about these opportunities. Many degree programs also have their own scholarship funds to award to graduate and professional students at their discretion. These awards vary in amount and eligibility. Students should communicate with their academic department of interest concerning scholarship opportunities.

Information is subject to change without notice due to changes in federal, state and/or institutional rules and regulations. Students must complete a FAFSA every year. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress to continue to receive financial aid.