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Tuesday
12/11/18

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program Deadline December 17th

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2018 in Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

**Application Deadline 12/17/18**

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields; however, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. The 10-week summer program may place students at one of several possible FE sites including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, D.C. and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

Eligibility (at the time of application)

  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Be available to participate in the full 10-week program.
  • Be currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level.
  • Must be at least a college sophomore at the time of application. Students pursuing an Associate’s degree are eligible to apply if transferring to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for Fall 2019.

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/MLEF-2019

 

Program Information: Detailed information about the internship can be found at

http://energy.gov/fe/mickey-leland-energy-fellowship

 

For questions, please email us at MLEF@hq.doe.gov.

Tuesday
11/06/18

Accepting Applications for the Western NY Prosperity Fellowship Program-Open to All Undergrad Majors!

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2018 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Internships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Workshops

Accepting applications for the 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

A leadership development program that provides selected Fellows professional development opportunities, as well as resources and access to WNY business leaders. WNY Prosperity Fellows are awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support awarded during the academic year up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need, and an enrichment fund of $1,000. This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the WNY region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Architecture and Planning, and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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 2019-2020 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:  http://www.buffalo.edu/entrepreneurship.html | Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship information sessions:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m., 131 Cary Hall, South Campus
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Monday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
Friday
08/17/18

Funding Your PhD: Fellowships for Graduate Study September 19 and October 23

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Are you seeking funding for your graduate education? This session will provide tools and guidance to help you identify fellowships and scholarships to support your PhD, as well as research and dissertation funding. Open to all students.
SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
• Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m.

All sessions will take place in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Friday
08/17/18

Funding Global Opportunities: Study, Teach or Research Abroad September 12 and October 2

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

About 80 percent of employers actively seek students who have studied abroad. Learn about possibilities for funding international travel as an undergraduate or graduate student. Fellowships and scholarships covered in these workshops are only open to U.S.citizens. Not intended for international students.
SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
• Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m.

All sessions will take place in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Friday
08/17/18

Breaking the Code: Finding Research and Funding for STEM Students September 6, 26 and October 16

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Breaking the Code: Finding Research and Funding for STEM Students For students in STEM, participating in research can lead to funding. Learn about conducting research on and off campus as well as prestigious opportunities such as the Goldwater Scholarship and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Fellowships and scholarships covered in these workshops are only open to U.S. citizens. Not intended for international students.
SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
• Thursday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m.

All sessions held in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Friday
08/17/18

Funding your Future: Fellowships and Scholarships 101 September, 5, 18 and October 11

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Who wins prestigious awards? Typically, it is someone who is passionate about his or her “thing.” This session will provide tools and guidance to help you capitalize on your strengths and find your niche in order to compete for funding for undergraduate or graduate study. Fellowships and scholarships covered in these workshops are only open to U.S. citizens. Not intended for international students.
SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
• Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m.

All sessions held in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Friday
08/17/18

The Goldwater Scholarship for Students Intending a PhD

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities

Are you a good candidate for the Goldwater Scholarship?  Have you been doing research and want to pursue a Ph.D.?

Anne Fortman travelled to Fermi National Accelerator to conduct research and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, Switzerland, she is now at Harvard pursuing a Ph.D.  Walker Gosrich completed an REU at the Oregon State University and is headed to Penn for his Ph.D. Andrew Stewart did summer research at Mount Sinai Health Systems researching pharmacotherapeutic approaches to addiction.  He starts there this fall in a Ph.D.

Anne, Walker and Andrew all have a few things in common.  They find answering important questions through the use of research challenging and fascinating; they all are pursuing a Ph.D.; and they were all recently recognized by the Goldwater Foundation.  http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/04/031.html

Does this sound like you?  UB is seeking individuals (sophomores and juniors) with high GPA’s and research experience, who want to pursue a Ph.D. to apply for the 2019 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

If you are interested in applying, please contact me so that we can discuss the application and selection process.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth A. Colucci

Director

Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, University at Buffalo

402 Capen Hall | Buffalo, NY 14260-1608

P 716-645-9100 | buffalo.edu/fellowships

Schedule an appointment: calendly.com/colucci3

Thursday
07/26/18

Summer Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Rising Seniors and Graduate Students July 31 and August 2

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Summer Research

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Rising Seniors & Graduate Students

Would you like to spend a year researching, teaching English, or earning a master’s degree abroad?  The Fulbright provides funded opportunities to do so and there are more than 150 countries from which to choose.* UB’s upcoming campus application deadline is Monday, August 27.

It’s not too late to apply! Join us for summer workshops where you will learn more about the Fulbright, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and UB’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Pat McDevitt.

Sessions will be held from 9am-10:30am on Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 2. You will have an individual meeting to discuss your application on Wednesday, August 1. Our goal is to have you begin your application during this workshop series.

If you would like to attend please RSVP by 5pm EST on Monday, July 30: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/fulbrightworkshop

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, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by the time the Fulbright starts. An applicant holding a doctoral degree at the time of application is ineligible.

Monday
07/02/18

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops August 15-17

Posted by Tim on July 2, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for First Year Ph.D. students and rising Seniors

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.

You will learn about review criteria for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal

DATES:           August 15, 16 and 17, 2018

TIME:              9:00-11:00 am

PLACE:           108 Capen Hall

APPLY:           APPLY

Monday
07/02/18

Fellowships and Scholarships Bot Camp for PhD Students and rising Seniors August 13, 14 and 17

Posted by Tim on July 2, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Fellowships and Scholarships Boot Camp for PhD Students and rising Seniors – General Overview of finding and applying for externally funded awards.

Do you have an interest in learning more about funding opportunities for graduate-level work, research or dissertation funding? Will you be in Buffalo in August?

In this program you will learn more about how to find and apply for funding as well as what review panels are looking for. Additionally, you will learn how to write a compelling personal statement and/or research proposal. Students are required to commit to all three sessions.

DATES:           August 13, 14 and 17, 2018

TIME:              9:00-11:00 am

PLACE:           NSC 215

APPLY:           APPLY