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Wednesday
11/01/17

UB Fulbright Scholars Panel Tuesday, November 14

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2017 in Academics, Event, Fellowships, Workshops

Meet UB’s Fulbright Scholars
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
3:30 p.m.
107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

  • Learn about Fulbright Programs at UB
  • Hear personal stories about the impact of Fulbright
  • See what it takes to be UB’s next Fulbright scholar
  • For more information, contact fulbright@buffalo.edu

us.fulbright.org

buffalo.edu/fellowships

Monday
10/30/17

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship 2018 Applications Due November 2

Posted by Tim on October 30, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

NASA has announced the next call for applications for their Space Technology Research Fellowships. Sean Semper has provided me with your name to forward this information to students that may be interested in the grant.

Some areas of specific interest to Goddard:

  1. Next generation space-qualified sensors, both active and passive
  2. Advanced telescope systems and optics
  3. Higher-bandwidth communication technologies
  4. Laser technology
  5. Miniaturized instruments and components
  6. Modeling and simulation techniques

Note that the students are not limited to these areas of study and that other NASA Centers have focus areas of interest, as well.  If you have questions, please reach out to me.

Best regards,

Romae Young

301-575-6934

The details are below. Additional details are online

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/strg/nstrf/solicitation2018

The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate seeks to sponsor graduate student researchers pursuing or planning to pursue a master’s and doctoral degrees in relevant space technology disciplines who show significant potential to contribute to the strategic goals and missions of NASA in the area of space technology.

The fellowship, up to $75,000 per year, will coincide with the start of the fall 2018 term.  In addition to providing a $36,000 stipend, the fellowship provides support for tuition, health insurance, conference attendance, and the faculty advisor.  The fellowship also provides support for onsite tenure at NASA Centers across the country.

To date, NASA has awarded these prestigious fellowships to 423 students from 88 universities across 39 states and one U.S. territory.  Fellowship recipients will collaborate with leading experts in space technology to provide a more robust national capability for aerospace activities and contribute to the Nation’s innovation economy.

The solicitation opened on September 7, 2017

Student applications will be due by 6:00 p.m. ET on November 02, 2017

Applications will be accepted via NSPIRES

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_NSTRF2018&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0cJTndR0qit8AZWaSBclbYmlCvpGfKpnG1U6lp0BPNw&s=hpF132zOMedm57gqspdSrYR57FvWAfaHbh2FcsF50eI&e=

Thursday
09/28/17

Applications Now Open for Humanity in Action Fellowships in Europe and the US!

Posted by Tim on September 28, 2017 in Fellowships

We are pleased to announce that applications for the 2018 Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are now open! 

Humanity in Action Fellowship in Europe
Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw
June 8 – July 8, 2018

Humanity in Action Fellowship in the
United States
Atlanta and Detroit
July 10 – August 5, 2018

We invite applications from students and recent graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who are passionate about active citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2016 and 2017 are eligible to apply. Applications for students and recent graduates from European universities will open in late fall.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are fully-funded, with the exception of a small number of meals and the cost of airfare – which Fellows are responsible for financing. However, Humanity in Action provides full and partial stipends for all of those with documented need.

The deadline to apply to these programs is January 8, 2018 at 11:59pm PST!

Learn More

Apply

FAQ

The European Programs

The European Humanity in Action Fellowship programs take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw. Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of injustice and resistance — including the foundations of racial hierarchies, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination — as they affect liberal democracy and pluralism today.

To learn more about the European programs, click here. To view last year’s fellowship agendas, click here. Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact us.

 

The American Program

John Lewis Fellowship

The John Lewis Fellowship takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. Named in honor of U.S. Representative John Lewis – an icon of the Civil Rights Movement – the program explores the history of the Civil Rights Movement, diversity and minority rights, with a particular emphasis on restorative justice in Atlanta. This four-week inquiry and resulting blueprint for restorative justice involves a multidisciplinary approach. Fellows explore keys issues and subjects including education, health, the law, urban planning, policing, local and state government, and the arts.

To learn more about the American programs, click here. To view last year’s fellowship agenda, click here. Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact us.

The Detroit Fellowship

The Detroit Fellowship explores the biography of Detroit — a city deeply emblematic of the tensions of massive economic and cultural change in 20th and 21st century America. The program places Detroit’s history and contemporary issues within the larger national context of the transformation of urban and regional economies at a time of profound inequality in the United States. The Detroit Fellowship places special emphasis on equitable development, social entrepreneurship, public health and education.

To learn more about the Detroit programs, click here. To view last year’s fellowship agendas, click here. Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact us.

Humanity in Action’s Mission and Network

Humanity in Action Fellowship programs seek to educate, connect and inspire future leaders to be responsible citizens in the broadest range of fields – government and diplomacy, journalism, entrepreneurship and business, grassroots activism, science, academia and culture and the arts.

Upon successful completion of these programs, Fellows will join the global network of over 1,700 Humanity in Action Senior Fellows. As Senior Fellows, they are eligible for advanced professional and educational opportunities, including fellowships in the U.S. Congress, the European Parliament and organizations like the ACLU and the NAACP.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs provide opportunities for collaborative learning and problem solving. These programs are designed for those who seek to enrich and broaden their knowledge and skills with various and often conflicting perspectives. As such, the programs are testing grounds for thinking anew with others about complex issues of diversity and democracy in historical and contemporary terms. The programs focus, through educational seminars and site visits, on vulnerable populations and the unfulfilled goals of just democratic societies. The programs do not engage in on-the-ground training for political activism, although some programs emphasize campaigns to fight prejudice through social media and other means.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email the admissions team.

Monday
08/21/17

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 www.exeter.ac.uk/quex/phds or contact the International Team on T: +44 (0) 1392 724119

Tuesday
07/25/17

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 www.rangelprogram.org!

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.  www.rangelprogram.org, rangelprogram@howard.edu, 202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002

Wednesday
04/19/17

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: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/act_for_excellence_and_student_initiative_scholarship

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

 

Monday
03/13/17

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.

Requirements:

– 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 fellowships@buffalo.edu

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

Monday
03/13/17

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

FAOSchwarzFellowship.org.

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: FAOSchwarzFellowship.org/Apply

Thursday
03/02/17

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 http://www.empiregenomics.com/company/careers

Thursday
02/16/17

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

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, March 6: 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.