$ 1,386,776 raised 1,761 gifts
Graduate Research has raised $ 6,261 from 56 gifts!
Graduate Research

Philip Schneider, PhD '18, MS '16, BS '14, Mark Diamond Research Fund recipient, presented his research focusing on the creation of a replica human arm at the Three Minute Thesis. His award funded materials used to build the test phantom.


Mark Diamond attended UB as a graduate student in the '80s. He was active in the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and he worked tirelessly to make research funds available to UB graduate students as director of the then Graduate Resource Access Development Fund.

Unfortunately, Mark passed away in an automobile accident while serving as the fund director. As a tribute to Mark, the GSA voted to rename the fund in his honor. Recognizing the continuous need to provide meaningful experiential learning opportunities, Graham Hammill, vice provost for education affairs and dean of the Graduate School, created an augmented fund that offers grants to graduate students for research expenses related to their thesis or dissertation.

Dean Hammill will generously contribute $2,500 after the first 70 donations have been made to the Graduate Research Enhancement Fund. If the total number of donors reaches 80, Dean Hammill will increase his contribution to $3,000.

President Tripathi's Giving Day Challenge
The President’s Giving Day Challenge will award $15,000 to the UB Fund for the top three academic departments or units that have the greatest number of donors. The first-, second- and third-place units will receive $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500, respectively.
Rank Prize Department/Unit Gifts
1 $7,500 Athletics 236
2 $5,000 College of Arts and Sciences 208
3 $2,500 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 157
4 School of Management 147
5 Student Life 103
6 Graduate School of Education 93
7 School of Nursing 73
8 UB Libraries 62
9 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 59
10 School of Architecture and Planning 59
11 Honors College 56
12 Graduate Research 56
13 International Education 54
14 School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 47
15 School of Social Work 45
16 School of Law 34
17 School of Public Health and Health Professions 24
18 UB Information Technology 17
19 School of Dental Medicine 15
How many dollars can you raise?
Let's see who can raise the most funds! Give to your degree school or department to keep them at the top of the list.
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $1 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences $1,020,207.00
2 College of Arts and Sciences $73,116.55
3 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences $38,703.00
4 School of Management $31,828.00
5 Athletics $24,686.48
6 School of Law $11,375.10
7 School of Architecture and Planning $9,675.00
8 Honors College $8,135.00
9 Graduate School of Education $7,496.00
10 UB Libraries $7,425.00
11 School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences $6,700.00
12 Student Life $6,264.00
13 School of Nursing $6,084.00
14 Graduate Research $6,051.00
15 School of Social Work $3,790.00
16 School of Public Health and Health Professions $2,442.00
17 School of Dental Medicine $2,170.00
18 UB Information Technology $2,015.00
Faculty and Staff Match
Provost Chip Zukoski and his wife Barbara Morgan have generously agreed to match each gift dollar for dollar from current UB faculty and staff who have not made a gift this fiscal year (July 1, 2018-present) (up to $5,000).
$5,000 MATCHED
Office of Student Life Staff Challenge
When 50 current Student Life staff members make a gift to UB, Scott Weber, Vice President for Student Life and Jo Ann Weber will generously donate $2,000 to Student Life.
50 / 50 Gifts
Young Alumni Match
Dr. Stephen Still, BS '76, will generously match all gifts dollar for dollar (up to $20,000) made from young alumni (identified as 35 or younger) during UB Giving Day. In addition, members of the Young Alumni Leadership Council will add to Dr. Stills challenge, adding an additional $1,100 match.
$15,589 MATCHED
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