Travel and Professional Support

Our department and UB offer financial support opportunities for conference travel.

Travel Support

Richard N. Schmidt Travel Award
The Richard N. Schmidt Travel Award provides financial assistance for travel costs associated with making a scientific presentation at a conference, symposium or other professional gathering. Past awardees have used the funds to present at American Statistical Association (ASA) and Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (ENAR) meetings. Learn more about how to apply.

Travel Exchange with Cornell’s Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
The Department of Biostatistics also has an exchange program with Cornell’s Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology where a PhD student near graduation is sponsored by each other’s institution to give an invited seminar.

Graduate Student Association Conference Funding
UB’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) also provides funding opportunities to assist graduate students in presenting and attending conferences

Professional Support

Our department pays the annual membership fee for the ASA for all full-time PhD, MA and MS students.