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Rotary Peace Fellowship Call for Applications Deadline May 31

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2018 in Competitions, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship. We believe this opportunity might be of interest to your network!

Since 2002, The Rotary Foundation has provided over 1100 social change leaders with peace and conflict resolution education at Rotary Peace Centers around the world.

Each year up to 100 fellows are selected to receive full funding to earn either a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies or a master’s degree in a range of disciplines related to peace and security at one of 7 partnering universities. Each Rotary Peace Center offers a unique curriculum and field-based learning opportunities that examine peace and conflict theory through various frameworks.

To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace Centers website. All applications are due 31 May 2018.

Thank you for sharing this opportunity with your network. Please contact us at with questions!

Rotary Peace Centers


AAUW Buffalo Branch Olga Lindberg Scholarships for Women

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

An invitation to Women of Western to apply for the AAUW Buffalo Branch Olga Lindberg Scholarship

Two scholarship awards….one for $10,000 and one fro $5,000!

Merit-based award, 3.7 cumulative gpa or above

Awarded to college seniors (fourth year or above)

Apply online at:



STEM For Everyone April 4

Posted by Tim on March 5, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The Women in STEM Cooperative will once again host our STEM For Everyone program on April 4th from 12-1pm in 330 Student Union.  We are currently seeking students to submit their proposals for 5-minute presentations about STEM. Presentations are being sought about a STEM topic, or an existing research project, provided in language that is easily understandable by the general public. Presentations that address inclusivity of women and other underrepresented groups will be given priority during submission reviews. Creativity is encouraged!

This is a great opportunity for students to practice presentation skills, network with others from the UB community, and begin to build their professional footprint. Selected students will be notified in late March and will have the opportunity to sign up for a personal coaching time prior to the presentation session.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated!  Please encourage your students to consider submitting a proposal, forward to your students and listserv, forward this to colleagues who work with students conducting STEM research, post the attached flyer AND mark your calendar to attend the event (lunch included) to support our students.

Proposal submission link:

Proposal submission deadline:  March 16

Presentations:  April 4


Dr. Marie Dellas Scholarship for Junior or Senior Biology, Bioinformatics or Computational Biology Honors Students

Posted by Tim on March 1, 2018 in Competitions, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Dr. Marie Dellas,’70 PhD (GSE) and ’67 MS (CAS), in order to pay tribute to her parents, Theodore A. and Katherine C. Dellas, has created a $4,000 scholarship to be awarded to an Honors Scholar matriculated in the Department of Biological Sciences and pursing a Bachelor of Science degree program or the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology degree program.

Creative thinking and behavior have always interested Dr. Dellas since she was a graduate student working towards her PhD at UB.  Dr. Dellas’ intention when creating this scholarship was to reward students who practice and apply creative thinking.

The scholarship will enable the recipients to continue their education and perhaps address new concepts or ideas in the biological area that may eventually lead to outcomes beneficial to society.

Guidelines for applicants:

The recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in Biological Sciences or Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.  The recipient must also be a US citizen and preference will be given to a student of Greek descent. Preference will also be given to a student working on an innovative and novel research project.

Candidates must submit three letters of recommendation. Applicants must also include an original essay in support of their expertise or knowledge and how they aspire to make an impact in that particular substantive area.  The essay should describe the student’s goals and how they may expect to contribute to their chosen field in a substantive way and cite relevant or specific examples of situations in which the recipient succeeded in reaching a significant goal(s) in the past.

This scholarship may be renewable for a junior awardee if the recipient meets all the above mentioned criteria.

All submissions must be in electronic format, preferably Microsoft Word documents and/or PDF files.

Deadline for applications is Friday, April 13, 2018.  Applications and letters of recommendation with the scholarship name included in the subject line should be emailed to:


Transforming Our Tomorrow: A New Clean Energy Vision…Proposing Your Ideas Competition. 1st Place award of $3,000!

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

Transforming our Tomorrow: A New Clean Energy Vision<>

UB Sustainability is searching for individual students or student groups from across New York State to present their passion in creating a sustainable world through clean energy.  Students that have completed a project or program should apply to present their work in a five minute speech with minimal use of graphics.   Students that have an idea for a new policy, program, or invention can pitch it to the audience. Lastly, groups of students can present their work in a PechaKucha-style using images that automatically advance for a total of two minutes. For more information, please visit: or see the attached flyer.

The presentations will be scored by a panel of judges based on their creativity, delivery and research on their chosen idea. First place will receive $3,000, second place $1,500, and third place $750. One project will be awarded a bonus prize of $200 for its consideration on the social impacts of clean energy (this could mean their project’s implications for low-income communities, developing countries, gender equality, education, racial equity and more).

All students that participate will receive a professionally edited video of their presentation for their portfolio.

Deadline has been extended and you can contact Derek Nichols to apply at:


Latest Challenges from MindSumo

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions

Please review the latest challenges from MindSumo. As you know, MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to

United Spirits – Digital Purchase Journey

P&G CEO Challenge – still got a few days to go!

Hyatt – Creative idea for a high-end hotel company

Delta Faucet – Greener Packaging

Direct Links:


Aging Innovation Challenge for NYS College and University Students $50,000 top prize!

Posted by Tim on February 19, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

Do you know an undergraduate or graduate student at a New York State college or university? Do they enjoy a challenge? If so, New York State Department of Health has launched the Aging Innovation Challenge for NYS college and university students. Innovators have a chance at a $50,000 prize pool.

The Aging Innovation Challenge is seeking a breakthrough solution in independent living for older adults and their caregivers. Student innovators are invited to join the challenge and develop technological prototypes that assist New Yorkers to remain independent as they age. Prototypes must be designed to meet the needs of older adults with limitations in performing one or more activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing and dressing.

Please share this challenge with the students in your life. For more information, visit and search for the Aging Innovation Challenge or follow the link:


2018-2019 National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) Scholarship Deadline to apply is April 30

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 competition for scholarships to support students pursuing courses of study and formal degrees in intelligence studies and related disciplines.

This year NMIF will  award at least eight scholarships for full time undergraduate or graduate study.  A scholarship valued at $6,000 will be presented in honor of LTG James A. Williams, USA (Ret), former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, a Fellow of the Foundation, and a NMIF Lifetime Achievement Awardee.  Additionally, we will award one scholarship $5,000; two scholarships each valued at $3,500; two each valued at $2,500 and as well as two honorable mentions  valued at $1,000 each.  The funds will be provided to the academic institutions to be applied to the winning applicants’ tuition, each award will be accompanied by an invitation to attend the NMIF/NMIA Awards Banquet to be held on June 3d, 2018.

Attached is the announcement and an application form (in both PDF and Word) for this years competition.  Please note that the deadline for applications by e-mail to the address below is April 30, 2018.  Questions are welcome via e-mail to the same address.  2018_19 NMIF Scholarship Application_


3 Minute Thesis Live Finals Competition March 2

Posted by Tim on February 5, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

3 Minute Thesis Live Finals competition on Friday, March 2.  Hear current PhD students explain their research in non-technical terms, at this fun and engaging event.

To introduce your students to 3MT, may I suggest a few resources:

  • encourage students to watch our brief 3MT promotional video.  This 2-minute video provides a great overview of what the event is all about.
  • 2017 3MT videos are available online in our 3MT Finalist Gallery; just click on a person’s photograph to get to their 3MT video.
  • 2018 3MT Flyer is attached, which can be used as a “save the date” prompt

Friday, March 2, 2018
3-5 p.m.
Center for the Arts Screening Room


The World’s Challenge Challenge

Posted by Tim on February 2, 2018 in Academics, Competitions

Hosted by Western University in June 2018 in London, Ontario, teams of three students will have 5 to 7 minutes to address a challenge the world is facing with one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that were created by the United Nations to make the world a more just and resilient place.

On April 3rd UB will host a local competition with prizes (1st – $2,000, 2nd – $1,000, 3rd – $500) and the winning team will be sent to Western University for a chance to win $30,000!

For more information please attend the Sustainable Development Mixer

February 12th, 2018 from 3-4pm
at the Landmark Room