University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
03/27/18

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) Fellow Application Deadline is April 30

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities

Each year the University at Buffalo is invited to nominate one sophomore or junior to become a Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC) Fellow. The Fellows are fully funded to participate in three-day leadership conferences in Washington, DC during the fall and spring semesters, in addition to completing a research paper that is eligible for publication and awards. All expenses are paid for by UB and an alumnus of UB.

Since 1970, CSPC Fellows have traveled to Washington, DC to learn about leadership and governance, to share their outstanding research, and to explore careers in public service. While attending the conferences, the Fellows participate in workshops where they present and receive constructive criticism on their research papers. The Fellows also have the opportunity to engage with policy experts, government officials, and leaders in the legislative process. In the past, Fellows have had the opportunity to meet with speakers such as Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke; Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu; journalists James Kitfield, Ron Fournier, and Clive Crook; and defense experts Michele Flournoy, Frank Cilluffo and Capt. Eric Jones, USGC.

Criteria for students applying to become UB’s Fellow:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Demonstrated interest in the American government
  • Comfort speaking, presenting and writing about the American Presidency or Congress
  • All academic majors are eligible although typically Fellows are from political science, history, international studies, business, philosophy, economics, public health or journalism

Requirements:

  • Able to attend two conferences in Washington, DC – one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester
  • Undertake an original research project on a subject with direct relevance to the US Presidency and/or Congress. Write a 10-15 page paper based on this topic

Applications to become UB’s CSPC Fellow are due by 5:00pm EST on Monday, April 30: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/center_for_the_study_of_the_presidency_and_congress.

You can find more information about the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress here: http://www.thepresidency.org/.

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.

Wednesday
03/21/18

Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity for Master’s PhD and Postdoc Students

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2018-06-18 to 2018-08-10.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=waG9ub3JzQGJ1ZmZhbG8uZWR1

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

Tuesday
03/06/18

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 rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org with questions!

Rotary Peace Centers

Monday
02/12/18

UB LSAMP Summer Research Program Applications Due February 28

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Internships, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

LSAMP Summer Program Highlights include:

  • Summer Research Internship with a UB Faculty Member
  • A $4000 stipend
  • Presenting a research poster at the UB Undergraduate Research Conference in Niagara Falls

See the details below and apply online at: engineering.buffalo.edu/home/outreach/diversity/lsamp/summer.html

Applications are due February 28th!!!

For more details, visit: f9f.us/180228-lsamp-research-experience

Monday
02/05/18

WNY Prosperity Fellowship Deadline to apply is March 1 (Info Session Feb 7, 13 and 15)

Posted by Tim on February 5, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Workshops

Information Sessions: 2018-19 Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all UG majors and select GRAD programs 

Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 continuing UG/GRAD students & April 1, 208 for all new GRAD applicants.

Application Link:  https://tinyurl.com/WNYPFP2018

All students will be awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support will be awarded during the academic year will vary in size and may be up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need.  This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and School of Architecture and Planning.

Fellowship eligibility:  

  • current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply;
  • open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and School of Architecture & Planning;
  • should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;
  • have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline;
  • open to US Citizens or students holding permanent residency. Not intended for international students.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:

http://www.buffalo.edu/content/www/entrepreneurship/programs/wny-prosperity.html

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship Application Information sessions
(all held in 220 Student Union):

  • Monday, February 5……………………………………4PM
  • Wednesday, February 7……………………………..11AM
  • Tuesday, February 13…………………………………..5PM
  • Thursday, February 15………………………………….1PM
Wednesday
01/24/18

Summer Language Scholarships at Indiana University

Posted by Tim on January 24, 2018 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Courses

Title VIII Fellowships (Domestic)

Title VIII fellowships fund graduate students, area studies specialists and others with a Bachelor’s degree for study of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian (at the 3rd year or higher), and Ukrainian in the Summer Language Workshop.

Title VIII Fellowships (Portable)

Title VIII Portable fellowships fund graduate students, area studies specialists and others with a Bachelor’s degree for study abroad of Azerbaijani, BCS, Czech, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Tajik, Tatar, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uyghur, and Uzbek at levels higher than those offered in the Summer Language Workshop’s 2018 domestic program.

IU Project GO (ROTC) Scholarships

IU Project GO Scholarships fully funds Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Option ROTC students for domestic study of ArabicChinesePersianRussian, and Turkish in the Summer Language Workshop. The deadline for application is February 20, 2018. Find out more and apply at the Project GO website.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

The Department of Education Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowshipsFLAS fellowships provide a $2,500 summer stipend plus tuition award (up to $5,000 FLAS tuition limit) for the cost of Summer Language Workshop courses.

  • African Studies Program
    Arabic (African-concentration)
  • Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
    Estonian, Hungarian, Mongolian, Persian and Turkish
  • Russian and East European Institute
    Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, Ukrainian

AABS Scholarships for Baltic Languages

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies provides scholarships of up to $2,500 for the study of Baltic languages in the IU Summer Language Workshop. All Workshop participants are eligible to apply. See the AABS Scholarship page for details.

Apply for AABS funding by February 2, 2018 for priority consideration.

Russian and East European Institute Summer Russian Scholarship

The Russian and East European Institute Summer Russian Scholarship funds first-generation undergraduate students for the study of Russian at the second year and above. The scholarship will provide at least $2500 to be used for tuition, fees, or living expenses. For eligibility requirements and to apply, visit the REEI website.

Deadline for applications: March 2018

Questions may be addressed to Mark Trotter, Assistant Director REEI (812-856-5247).

Russian Studies Workshop Summer Russian Study Fellowship

The Russian Studies Workshop at Indiana University Summer Russian Study Fellowshipprovides $6500 to cover tuition/mandatory fees (approximately $3000), and living costs to eligible students who enroll in a 6-credit graduate Russian course in the IU Summer Language Workshop during the Summer 2018 session. Funding for the RSW is provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and administered through the IU Russian and Eastern European Institute.

Friends of the Workshop Scholarship

Funded through generous donations of alumni and supporters of the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop, the “Friends” scholarship funds participants in any Workshop course. The scholarships are open to any participant who is not eligible for another Workshop scholarship or fellowship. Review eligibility requirements and apply via the online application.

Wednesday
12/20/17

US-UK Fulbright Commission for the 2018 UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates Now OPEN

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2017 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities

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:

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.

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!