Posted on Behalf of Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen (SUNY-Buffalo) This fall, the University at Buffalo, SUNY introduced a new initiative called the PhD Excellence Initiative to strengthen the quality of students in our PhD programs and to increase their success rates. The new scheme includes the following components:
1. Five year funding packages; 2. Minimum salaries starting at $20,800; 3. Full tuition and fee waivers; 4. Minimum teaching obligations with teaching relief for two of the five years. Top students will be nominated for a Presidential fellowship, which increases the stipend by an additional $7,500 if awarded. Domestic students who meet diversity criteria can also be recruited via the Schomburg program. More information can be found on our website: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.buffalo.edu%2Fcas%2Fgeography%2Fabout-us%2Fadmissions.html&data=02%7C01%7CECONOMICGEOGRAPHY-L%40listserv.uconn.edu%7Cf1e03cbc24ac42880c4608d7523d6745%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637068295986332132&sdata=nNJKQgvZGVyyyaMq7pUUI40rbZQRKlWVUBf8ERrqmso%3D&reserved=0 <https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttp-3A__www.buffalo.edu_cas_geography_about-2Dus_admissions.html%26d%3DDwMFAw%26c%3Dl45AxH-kUV29SRQusp9vYR0n1GycN4_2jInuKy6zbqQ%26r%3DzkNiN_ak1lZp2ha9fbyRknWvQMD55-u9QyD6UxisPLw%26m%3DFsr8us1afAqquTQBNp7hA1O2rtPB2PC_0xUi5tihNKY%26s%3DOME5pfJIcxnoG6V8lfVbacEb-eNF2LY7JjWz96C8B4g%26e&data=02%7C01%7CECONOMICGEOGRAPHY-L%40listserv.uconn.edu%7Cf1e03cbc24ac42880c4608d7523d6745%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637068295986332132&sdata=tTfBhEd6ttX6JE7%2BY1MxXem1PTje02yeGCbefBJpXEw%3D&reserved=0=> Review of applications will begin on December 1st. We are seeking applicants in all of our research clusters: GIS, Urban and Regional Analysis, Earth Systems Science, Economic Geography and Development, and Health Geography.