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Monday
12/11/17

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for Juniors

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for Juniors

Would you like to be fully funded for graduate school?  Many students think that they will be “fully funded” throughout their graduate programs but they really have a Teaching Assistantship (TA position) where they are paid to teach 20 hours a week.  A fellowship like the NSF GRFP is truly a fully funded award.

The NSF awards three-year scholarships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science.  This fellowship carries a stipend of $32,000 per year plus a cost of education allowance to cover tuition and fees for three years.  This is a significant graduate fellowship that affords students the freedom to focus on their research and lessen the time to degree completion.

To qualify, applicants must be US citizens, have US national status or be permanent residents, intend to pursue a research-based master’s or Ph.D. program in an NSF-supported field. Applications become available in August and the deadlines vary by discipline but are generally in late October and early November: www.nsfgrfp.org.

To help you prepare a competitive application UB will be hosting a series of NSF GRPF workshops this spring. You will learn more about how to apply for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal.  These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships along with a writing consultant from the Center for Excellence in Writing.

Sessions will be held on Thursdays: February 15, March 1, March 15 and March 29.  The sessions will be offered from either 9:00am-10:00am or 3:00pm-4:00pm on each of these days.  Students are required to commit to all 4 sessions which includes beginning preparation of the 3 page past research and personal statement and 2 page research proposal.

To be considered for this program, students must complete the online application by 5pm EST on Monday, January 29: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/nsf_development_program.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu.

Monday
12/11/17

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Juniors February 8, February 22, March 8 and March 29

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2017 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Workshops

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Juniors

Would you like to spend a year after graduation researching, teaching or earning a master’s degree abroad?  The Fulbright provides funded opportunities for undergraduates to travel for a year after they graduate. There are more than 150 countries to choose from.*

Fulbright applications are due almost a full year before your dates of travel. In order to travel the year after you graduate, you’ll have to submit your application in September of your senior year so now’s the time to start thinking about your application!

To help you prepare a competitive application UB will be hosting a series of Fulbright workshops this spring.  You will learn more about Fulbright, how to select the country to which you’ll apply and how to propose the required cross-cultural engagement project.  These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and UB’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Colleen Culleton.

Sessions will be held on Thursdays: February 8, February 22, March 8 and March 29.  The sessions will be offered from either 9:00am-10:00am or 3:00pm-4:00pm on each of these days.  Students are required to commit to all 4 sessions which includes beginning preparation of the personal statement and project proposal.

To be considered for this program, students must complete a brief online application by 5pm EST on Monday, January 29: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/fulbright_development_program_for_juniors.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu.

* To qualify for Fulbright U.S. student programs, applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a bachelor’s degree by the time their Fulbright year starts.

Wednesday
12/06/17

2018-2019 Global Health Corps Fellowship Applications Now Open!

Posted by Tim on December 6, 2017 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Fellowships

In 1948, the World Health Organization defined health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Realizing this vision for every human being will take nothing less than a collective movement of bold leaders committed to transforming health systems. That’s what we at Global Health Corps (GHC) are building – will you join us?

Applications for our 2018-2019 fellowship class are open now through January 17, 2018! We are searching for a diverse crew of 140+ young leaders (ages 21-30) who believe that health is a human right and are ready to work to make it a reality for all. GHC fellows work in one year, paid positions on the front lines of global health at our partner organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the U.S., and Zambia. Check out some of our high impact roles by skillset:

  • Data Analysis & Informatics: Analyze & process information to improve the quality of healthcare.
  • Design & Architecture: Design structures & processes that advance human health & dignity.
  • Communications: Harness the power of words to shift narratives & spread awareness of health interventions.
  • Policy & Advocacy: Conduct research & mobilize others to drive change at the macro level.
  • Fundraising: Manage events, relationships, & proposals to bring in the critical funds that health organizations need.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Measure impact to guide decision making & maximize the effectiveness of health interventions.
  • Business, Budgeting & Finance: Manage projects & budgets to ensure health programs run efficiently.

If you’re committed to building a more equitable world, the health equity movement needs you. Don’t miss your chance to join our global community of nearly 900 leaders and changemakers! Applications close January 17, 2018 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in late-December. View all of our 140+ positions and start your application today!

Monday
12/04/17

Biomedical Summer Internship at Marshall University

Posted by Tim on December 4, 2017 in Internships, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students (SRIMS) in Biomedical Sciences

May 29-July 31, 2018

  • $3,000 stipend
  • Free Room and Board
  • Assistance with travel
  • Graduate Education Presentations
  • Professional Networking

Note: U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required

Application: http://jcesom.marshall.edu/research/srims

Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018

 

For more information, contact:
SRIMS@marshall.edu

 

Monday
12/04/17

Finding Research On and Off Campus

Posted by Tim on December 4, 2017 in Research Information and Opportunities

Are you interested in answering interesting questions in your discipline through research?  Do you want to dive deep into a problem or topic?  Research is a pathway to explore.

The workshop will cover how to find research on campus and paid summer research experiences, and Honors Scholars who have participated in research will share their story.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
3pm
107 Capen 

Presented by Elizabeth Colucci – Director, Office of Fellowships and Scholarships

Monday
12/04/17

MIT Amgen Scholars Program Summer 2018

Posted by Tim on December 4, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Summer Research

Greetings:

We want you to be aware of an exciting opportunity for students to engage in research at MIT as part of our summer 2018 Amgen Scholars Program. Undergraduates will participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program will conduct full-time research, attend seminars and workshops, present their research, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and attend a mid-summer symposium at UCLA.

Twenty undergraduates, 15 visiting students and 5 MIT students, will be admitted to the program. Participants will be paid $4,500 for the summer, receive on-campus housing, a food allowance, and visiting Scholars will be provided travel to/from Boston.

Attached is a flyer about the program.

More information can also be found here

We hope you will share this opportunity with your students and we look forward to receiving their application!

Thank you,

MIT Amgen Scholars Program Staff

Monday
12/04/17

US-UK Fulbright 2018 UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates Now Open

Posted by Tim on December 4, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences

The US-UK Fulbright Commission applications for the 2018 UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates are open.   The Fulbright UK Summer Institute Programmes offer students a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in research, collaboration, presentation, and cultural events at an esteemed British university. They will enhance their leadership skills, develop knowledge and understanding of new subjects, and become ambassadors for the United Kingdom and the United States.

Eligible students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply.  For Summer 2018, there are nine Institutes with varied themes and subject areas.  Two new Institutes are on offer at Aberystwyth University in Wales and University of Birmingham as well as seven returning host universities with varying themes and subjects of study.
These  include:

2017 Summer Institute participants with the University of Westminster take in the view.

To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:

  • be a US citizen and possess a US passport;
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.7 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
  • have at least two years of university study upon their return ( i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university)
  • have little or no study/travel experience outside the US
  • be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded

In partnership with UK universities, the Institute will cover costs, including return US/UK flights, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.

Deadline for 2018 is:  7 February 2018 for ALL Institutes. Each Programme also vary between three and four weeks.  Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for more details.

Tuesday
11/28/17

Spring 2018 Internship Opportunity with NYS Assemblyman Sean Ryan

Posted by Tim on November 28, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity

The Office of Assemblyman Sean Ryan is looking for interns for the spring 2018 semester. Students with an interest in community engagement, urban planning, environmental conservation, communication, or government should apply. Hours are flexible and the projects are varied.

General project topics may include Outer Harbor development, water quality in local watersheds, green technology, 21st-century city planning, community/neighborhood development and transportation. Applicants should come with an idea of the general topic s/he may want to explore further as it relates to the 149th Assembly District.

More than one intern position is available. This is an unpaid position but college credit can be applied depending on your institution.

To be considered, applicants should send a resume to rebecca@seanryanassembly.com and fill out this questionnaire: https://goo.gl/forms/r99hku83Foq8CGjD3.

Monday
11/27/17

Honors Alumni Coffee Chat with Dr. Robert Daly, Professor of English December 6

Posted by Tim on November 27, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Workshops

Please join the Honors College for an Honors Alumni Coffee Chat featuring Dr. Robert Daly, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, English

Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Don Schack Student Lounge, 106 Capen Hall

RSVP to honors@buffalo.edu by Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Monday
11/27/17

Spring 2018 Research Opportunity in Community Health and Health Behaviors

Posted by Tim on November 27, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Dr. Lucia Leone in the Department of Community Health and Health Behaviors is seeking research assistants for the Spring 2018 semester. Dr. Leone’s research involves designing, implementing and evaluating multi-level and community-based interventions to increase access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity among underserved populations. Research assistants will assist with participant recruitment, data collection and management, and basic data analysis.  Other tasks (e.g., literature reviews) and projects will be available over the course of the semester. Preferred Qualifications:  Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with diverse populations, and the ability to solve problems independently. To apply: please send your resume and cover letter to leahverm@buffalo.edu. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.