Funding Opportunities

The University at Albany offers competitive, merit-based Carson Carr Graduate Diversity Scholar assistantships to graduate students who will contribute to the diversity of the student body in their graduate or professional program. Carson Carr Scholars will be expected to teach and/or assist with a faculty member's research over the course of their graduate program. While students new to the University at Albany will receive first priority, funding permitting, currently enrolled doctoral candidates who have completed all degree requirements but the dissertation ("ABD") may apply for assistance under this program, and current Graduate Assistants and Teaching Assistants may also apply for a supplement to their current stipends if such a stipend can be demonstrated to enhance their graduate studies. Prospective students must submit an application by the same deadline date for financial aid request of their respective department.  Current UAlbany students must submit an application no later than April 15.  All applications must be sent to  the Office of Graduate Student Diversity. Students may contact their departments by mid-July to inquire about the status of their application. To apply for Carson Carr Graduate Diversity Scholar Assistanship please click here. For  further details on eligibility criteria and application/nomination protocols click here.

At UAlbany, various Schools & Colleges offer competitive merit-based  fellowships and assistantships for graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.  University-wide UAlbany offers competitive merit-based assistantships in research and administrative positions.  In addition, University sponsored competitive research grants are offer throughout the academic year. For more information please click here.  

The Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), an NSF grant, provides academic mentoring  and fiancial support to  underrepresented students in STEM fields during their doctoral studies. To apply for AGEP support and to know more information about its services please click here.

Students are strongly encouraged to apply to external funding opportunities such as fellowships from The National Science Foundation and Ford Foundation, among others. Many of our graduate students have been successful in receiving external funding to supplement their current funding offer and enhance their graduate studies.  For more information please click here.

For a  guide of  faculty and staff fostering diversity please click here.