Graduate Research Enhancement Fund
Mark Diamond attended the University at Buffalo as a graduate student in the 1980s. Mark was active in the Graduate Student Association. He worked tirelessly to continue making research funds available to UB graduate students, regardless of their area of study, as Director of the then “Graduate Resource Access Development Fund.”
Unfortunately, Mark perished in an automobile accident while serving as the fund director. As a tribute to Mark and his devotion to graduate research, the Graduate Student Association voted to rename the research grant fund in his honor. Now in its 46th year, the Mark Diamond Research Fund is financed primarily by graduate student fees. Over the course of a year, more than $200,000 is provided to graduate students for research expenses related to their thesis or dissertation.
Recognizing the continuous need to support graduate education and to provide meaningful experiential learning opportunities, Vice Provost for Educational Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School Graham Hammill envisioned a fund to augment the Mark Diamond Research Fund. The Graduate Research Enhancement Fund offers grants to graduate students for research expenses related to their thesis or dissertation.
Vice Provost for Educational Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School Graham Hammill, will generously match gifts, dollar for dollar (up to $2,500) made to the Graduate Research Enhancement Fund.