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10 New Fully Funded PhD Studentships for Study in UK and Australia

Posted by Tim on August 21, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

10 new generous, fully funded PhD Studentships for study in the UK and Australia

The University of Exeter and the University of Queensland are proud to announce 10 new generous, fully funded PhD studentships that will allow successful students to graduate with a joint PhD from the two institutions.

The University of Exeter and the University of Queensland are seeking exceptional students to join a world-leading, cross-continental research team tackling major challenges facing the world’s population in global sustainability and wellbeing as part of the recently launched QUEX Institute. The joint PhD programme provides a fantastic opportunity for the most talented doctoral students to work closely with world class research groups and benefit from the combined expertise and facilities offered at the two institutions. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend, travel funds and Research Training Support Grants to the successful applicants.

The 10 studentships are available for the best applicants, 5 offered by the University of Exeter and 5 by the University of Queensland. This select group will have the chance to study in the UK and Australia, and will graduate with a double degree from the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland.

Successful applicants will have a strong academic background and track record to undertake research projects based in one of the three themes of:  Physical Activity and Nutrition; Healthy Ageing; and Environmental Sustainability. 

Closing date 11 September 2017, with interviews in w/c 25 September 2017.  Start date in January 2018.

For further details please visit or contact the International Team on T: +44 (0) 1392 724119


Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program Deadline September 21, 2017

Posted by Tim on July 25, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities


The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program at!

The Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Fellowship.

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women and those with financial need.  Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into exciting and rewarding careers representing the United States overseas.

Program Benefits

·         An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in late spring 2018

·         Two summer internships, one on Capitol Hill in summer 2018 and one overseas at a U.S. embassy in summer 2019.

·         Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.

·         Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.

·         Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and meet Foreign Service entry requirements, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, with each Rangel Fellow committing to a minimum of five years of service.

Eligibility requirements

·         U.S. citizenship

·         Seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2018 for a two-year program in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service at a U.S.-based institution

·         Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application

About the U.S. Foreign Service

Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State are responsible for formulating, implementing and supporting U.S. foreign policy. Their work includes analyzing political and economic events around the world; negotiating with foreign governments; assisting U.S. citizens abroad; educating foreign audiences about American culture and values; and managing an embassy’s operations. They are engaged in foreign policy issues such as conflict resolution, human rights, environmental and health issues, nuclear nonproliferation, and educational exchange. A Foreign Service career is much more than just a job; it is a uniquely demanding and rewarding way of life. Foreign Service Officers work in Washington and in more than 250 diplomatic posts worldwide. As representatives of the United States, Foreign Service Officers have a direct impact on people’s lives, witness history in the making, and help create and implement U.S. policy.

Deadline to apply is September 21, 2017.,, 202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002


ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship- Call for Applications

Posted by Tim on April 19, 2017 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

Each year the University at Buffalo is invited to nominate one student for the SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship awarded by the Association of Council Members and College Trustees Scholarship. This award recognizes students for excellence in their academic performance and extraordinary commitment to their campus and/or community.

The scholarship amount is $1,000 with an additional $250 given in the student’s name to the charity of his/her choice.

Criteria for students applying to become UB’s nominee:

  • GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Undergraduate status (including graduating seniors)
  • Must have helped to identify a need on the campus or in the community, and worked to provide a service or solution to address that need.

Applications to become UB’s ACT nominee are due by 5:00pm EST on Monday, May 22:

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at if you have any questions.



2017 HSBC Scholars Program for Rising Juniors and Seniors Deadline is April 24

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Competitions, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The HSBC Scholars Program

2017 Scholarship Application for Rising Juniors and Seniors

The HSBC Scholars Program was established in 2013 by HSBC Bank as an initiative to provide financial support, mentoring, training, networking and potential internship opportunities to students with unmet financial need pursuing a full-time education in a STEM or business-related field. The Program will promote a positive attitude and incorporate HSBC’s core values of being open, dependable and connected.

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and is the preparation of students in competencies and skills in the four disciplines. According to MediaPlanet (June 2012), most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science. The HSBC Scholars Program places special emphasis on technology and math within STEM, and also considers students majoring in business-related academic programs. Scholars focused on STEM or business-related academic programs are likely to benefit from program engagement opportunities such as networking, resume building and mentoring. A list of UB eligible majors is attached.

Criteria for HSBC Scholar Applicants:

– GPA of 3.0 or higher.

– U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.

– Major in a STEM or business-related academic program field. Please see attached list of eligible majors.

– Demonstrated financial need via the FAFSA.

– Enrollment as a full-time junior or senior* at UB for the 2017-2018 academic year (third or fourth year student, with at least one academic semester completed at UB as a full-time student).

*Students graduating in December 2017 are not eligible to apply.


– Agree to participate in all HSBC Scholars Program components including: an on-campus welcome reception, financial literacy workshop and cultural event, and a virtual accelerated excellence webinar series.

– Use the scholarship funds for qualifying educational expenses during fall/spring (scholarship funds cannot be applied to study abroad or summer expenses). Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the school and may be used for relevant school fees, including tuition, on-campus housing, meal plans and books.

– Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the scholarship award.

Applications to become an HSBC Scholar are due by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, April 24:

Completed online application form, including:

– A resume (include information regarding your academic achievements, involvement in campus and community organizations, work experience, and special talents and interests)

– Response to the following question:

You’ve now completed a significant amount of college work towards your educational goals. How has your college experience allowed you to plan for the future? Where and what do you see yourself doing five years from now? Explain your vision and how you are working toward this goal in a short essay. (Maximum 500 words)

– One letter of recommendation from a faculty member emailed directly to

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at if you have any questions.


FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Fellowships

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship is a two-year program for recent college graduates designed to train future leaders in the education and youth development field and to strengthen high-quality youth-serving organizations.

Unique Opportunity to Provide both Direct Service to Children/Youth and Work on Special Projects:

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship program is a two-year Fellowship program for recent college graduates

designed to train future leaders in the education and youth development field and to strengthen high-quality youth-serving

organizations. The Fellows will work within established youth development and educational organizations providing both direct

service to youth as well as initiating new projects, research, or programs that may involve public policy, organizational

replication or sustainability efforts, or other new initiatives to strengthen the host organization. At the same time, it is the

Foundation’s hope that the Fellows receive experiences, training, and mentorship that launch them on successful careers as

leaders in the youth development and educational field.

Characteristics of the Ideal FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellow:

While each Fellowship position has been tailored to meet the specific needs of each host organization, we believe the ideal

candidates for all positions will be:

• Future leaders in the education and youth development field

• Dynamic, driven, recent college graduates looking for a challenging, multi-faceted position at a leading non-profit

organization in Boston, New York City or Philadelphia

• Able to contribute to and benefit from ongoing training and leadership development opportunities facilitated by the

Fellowship program

• Interested in simultaneously balancing “on the ground” direct service work with “behind the scenes” capacity-building

projects, both of which will have a profound impact on the host organization’s work

Training and Informal Mentorship Provided by FAO Schwarz Family Foundation:

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows will benefit from having a mentor from the Foundation and from participating in

two training and reflection retreats a year. These training opportunities, which consist of four-day fall and spring sessions, will

be a signature effort of the Fellowship and will be designed to ensure that FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows across

several leading organizations can share their experiences and expertise and benefit from discussions with leading youth

development professionals and experts in organizational development, policy, and education. The training sessions will rotate

among the three cities in which the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows work: Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.

Cohort of Nine FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows in Boston, NYC and Philadelphia:

Five 2017-2019 FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows will be hired to join the four 2016-2018 Fellows to form a nine-person

FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows cohort, who will participate in formal training retreats and informal communications

throughout the year.

The 2017-2019 host organizations will be announced on February 15, 2017 on the Fellowship website

Salary, Start Date, and How to Apply:

FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows receive a salary consisting of $29,000 salary for the first year, $30,000 salary for the

second year, and $1,000 bonus at the end of the Fellowship plus value of health-care benefits (around $11,000). Interested

graduating college seniors or college graduates who have been out of college for one year should email a resume and cover

note to the host organization(s). Candidates may apply directly to more than one host organization. While each host

organization may have a different target start date, all FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows are expected to begin their

service on or before September 5, 2017.

Overview of FAO Schwarz Family Foundation:

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation is a modest-sized foundation established by descendants of the FAO Schwarz toy

store’s founders and former owners.

For more information visit:


Imperial Scholars Fellowship Program

Posted by Tim on March 2, 2017 in Fellowships

My name is Alec San Lorenzo and I work for Empire Genomics, a local company in downtown Buffalo. We are currently looking for students who would be interested in applying for our Imperial Scholars Fellowship Program. The program runs from May through August at our company with a commitment of two summers, and 40 hours per week with financial compensation. Although we are a company involved in the sciences, the program is not exclusive to science majors, but rather is open to any student who is interested in learning more about our business. Fellows will receive a project tailored to their skill set to work on throughout the course of the program with the help of our professionals. To learn some more about it visit


Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress Fellow

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships

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


  • 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, March 6:

You can find more information about the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress here:

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at if you have any questions.


2017 CSTEP Summer Research Program Application now available!

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Program (SRP) Application is now available!

The 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Program an intensive 8.5-week program designed to provide students with a faculty-mentored research experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and allied health majors (June 6, 2017 – August 3, 2017).  Our structured research experience also enhances students’ competiveness when pursuing graduate and professional school.  CSTEP seeks talented underrepresented students who are rising sophomores, juniors and continuing seniors whose academic careers would be enhanced by conducting research under the guidance and mentorship of faculty at the University at Buffalo.  A stipend of $3,300 will be awarded to participants.  Participants also have the opportunity to receive additional funding up to $2,200.00 during the academic year.

Research assignments are made based on mutual interests of faculty sponsors and student participants.  In addition to the research experience, students participate in a research methods course, seminars to develop soft skills, fieldtrips, and community service.  As a capstone, at the end of the program, students present their research projects to peers, faculty, and the University at Buffalo community during the Annual Research Symposium.

Candidates should have completed at least one year of science coursework, and intend to pursue allied health profession in Nursing, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology OR  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors.   A history of academic excellence and interest in research is required.  Below (and attached) please find the 2017 Summer Research flyer and application detailing eligibility requirements.  Students must submit applications before the Thursday, March 16th deadline.


Here’s what previous research interns have said about their experience:


“The CSTEP Summer Research Program isn’t just a program that provides research opportunities; it gave me access to alumni, scholarships, faculty, friendships, and networking.”

Michael Singletary, Electrical Engineering

“This experience has been amazing because not only was it educational and informative, but it was uplifting and made me feel like the sky is the limit…The internship opened my mind to research and helped me to consider multiple career options.”

-Melissa Pierre-Louis, Pre-Med


Program Benefits:

  • $3,300 stipend
  • (Students also have the opportunity to continue with additional funding during the academic year)
  • Faculty Mentorship
  • Structured research experience
  • Research Methods Seminar (3.0 credit hours paid by CSTEP)
  • Development of soft skills via seminars with experts
  • Networking with professionals, faculty, & peers
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Fieldtrips
  • Community Service
  • All expenses paid to attend & present at the UB Undergraduate Research Conference

Total Value $4,800

To apply:

The application process begins with completing the 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Application COVER SHEET (attached to this email) and submitting all of the following components of the application:

  • Official UB Transcript
  • 1-2 page personal statement
  • Resume
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (each recommender gets one page)
  • Copy of your Student ID

Upon submitting that completed package, you will be prompted to Part 2 which is an online application found HERE.

This is a competitive process,  we encourage  students to start the process early. CSTEP staff are available to offer any assistance with the process.



Presidential Doctoral Fellowship for Research Training in Health Disparities

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships

I am pleased to share some news about a prestigious Presidential Doctoral Fellowship for Research Training in Health Disparities that your campus’s undergraduate and masters students may pursue.

In Spring 2016, the National Institutes of Health awarded the University at Albany a $10 million health disparities endowment grant. A cornerstone of this historic award is the creation of a fellowship program for students from minority and underserved populations interested in pursuing doctoral degree studies in any field, while simultaneously receiving supplementary, transdisciplinary training in health disparities.

As you well know, one of the greatest national public health challenges facing our country today is the lack of scientists, healthcare professionals, and researchers from diverse backgrounds trained and working to understand and eliminate health disparities–a serious concern facing a number of campuses across SUNY as well.  The Presidential Doctoral Fellowship for Research Training in Health Disparities program based at UAlbany will go far to help close this gap, while fortifying our collective efforts throughout our SUNY family to enhance the recruitment of doctoral students from minority populations and underrepresented groups.

I am so pleased we can open the opportunity across campuses and write today to encourage you to promote and raise the visibility of the Presidential Doctoral Fellowship for Research Training in Health Disparities program to undergraduate and master-level students from diverse backgrounds across your campus community. This pioneering transdisciplinary training program will afford students with a wide-range of academic, research and experiential learning opportunities including:

  • Training through placements in research labs, community groups, NGOs, state/local health departments
  • Participation in a national conference on health disparities hosted by the University at Albany President
  • Engagement with local community health taskforces
  • Ph.D./doctoral degree in academic program spanning UAlbany’s offerings
  • Receipt of a Health Disparities Graduate Certificate
  • Mentoring by an experienced and trusted Ph.D. advisor, together with four (4) rotational mentors for experiential learning placements
  • Dedicated writing & statistical support
  • Rich engagement with junior and senior-level faculty in health disparities.
  • Part of a learning community which is home to one of the leading research and training hubs for health disparities in the northeastern United States.

At this time, the Presidential Doctoral Fellowship for Research Training in Health Disparities program is recruiting a wide range of high achieving, students from underrepresented groups from across the SUNY System.  By being named aPresidential Doctoral Fellow, a student will receive a broad array of financial benefits including full tuition and fees, $18,000 in compensation, a personal computer, travel support to national professional meetings, membership in health disparities related professional association(s), and more.

In order for students on your campus – both in-state and out-of-state – to apply to this distinguished doctoral level fellowship program, they must be well prepared for doctoral study and a member of a minority population or an underrepresented group.  If your campus has students interested in the Presidential Doctoral Fellowship for Research Training in Health Disparities, they must apply before the application deadline of February 21, 2017, and concurrently apply for admission into a UAlbany Ph.D./doctoral program starting in Fall 2017.

Please find below informational weblinks to the fellowship webpage, application, brochure, and flyer to share and help promote the Presidential Doctoral Fellowship for Research Training in Health Disparities program across your campus community:





Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program Deadline February 5

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities

ANNOUNCING:  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: February 5, 2017 (All UG and select graduate programs) | April 1, 2017 (Only 1st year incoming MBA/MBA dual degree students)

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;
  • 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 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you may file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:

WNY Prosperity Fellowship, YouTube Video