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Graduate Research has raised $ 6,505 from 43 gifts!
Graduate Research

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. 



Graduate Research Enhancement Fund match
Graham Hammill, vice provost for educational affairs and dean of the Graduate School, will generously match gifts dollar for dollar (up to $2,500) made to the Graduate Research Enhancement Fund.
$2,500 MATCHED
Faculty and Staff match
Provost Chip Zukoski and Ms. Barbara Morgan have generously agreed to match each gift dollar for dollar from current UB faculty and staff during UB Giving Day (up to $5,000).
$5,000 MATCHED
Presidential match
To honor his legacy as the 15th President of UB, President and Mrs. Satish Tripathi are generously donating $15,000 to match gifts during UB Giving Day. The first 1,000 donors who give during UB Giving Day will have $15 transferred to the designation of their giving day donation. Make sure to donate early to take advantage of the additional funds!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Young alumni challenge
If 200 young alumni (35 years old and younger) give on UB Giving Day, young alumni volunteers from the School of Engineering Young Alumni Board and the university’s Young Alumni Leadership Council will unlock an additional $15,000!
200 / 200 Gifts
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1 College of Arts and Sciences 209
2 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 181
3 School of Management 128
4 UB Fund 125
5 Graduate School of Education 78
6 School of Public Health and Professions 70
7 Student Life 62
8 School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 49
9 School of Nursing 48
10 Faculty and Staff Campaign 48
11 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 46
12 School of Social Work 46
13 Graduate Research 43
14 School of Architecture and Planning 43
15 School of Dental Medicine 38
16 Men's Basketball Excellence Fund 31
17 UB Libraries 31
18 Intercollegiate Athletic Fund 26
19 Football Excellence Fund 25
20 Women's Basketball Excellence Fund 20
21 UB Information Technology 18
22 Library and Information Studies 18
23 Men's Cross Country and Track 18
24 Women's Softball 16
25 Honors College 15
26 Women's Soccer 14
27 Athletics Capital Projects 12
28 School of Law 8
29 Women's Cross Country and Track 6
30 Women's Volleyball 6
31 Women's Tennis 5
32 Women's Swimming and Diving 5
33 Men's Wrestling 3
34 Men's Tennis 3
35 2018 Senior Campaign 0
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