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Friday, 18 October 2019 08:43

Doctoral Funding Opportunities at SUNY Buffalo

This fall, the University at Buffalo, SUNY introduced a new initiative called the PhD Excellence Initiative to strengthen the quality of students in our PhD programs and to increase their success rates. The new scheme includes the following components:

  1. Five year funding packages;
  2. Minimum salaries starting at $20,800;
  3. Full tuition and fee waivers;
  4. Minimum teaching obligations with teaching relief for two of the five years.

Top students will be nominated for a Presidential fellowship, which increases the stipend by an additional $7,500 if awarded. Domestic students who meet diversity criteria can also be recruited via the Schomburg program. More information can be found on our website:

Review of applications will begin on December 1st. We are seeking applicants in all of our research clusters: GIS, Urban and Regional Analysis, Earth Systems Science, Economic Geography and Development, and Health Geography.

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