Graduate Research
2020 Mark Diamond Award and Fulbright Recient
Ashley Cercone 



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.


Graduate Research Match
Graham Hammill, Vice Provost for Educational Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, will generously match all gifts, dollar for dollar (up to $2,500) to the Graduate Research Enhancement Fund
$1,300 MATCHED
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