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Monday
12/04/17

MIT Amgen Scholars Program Summer 2018

Posted by Tim on December 4, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Summer Research

Greetings:

We want you to be aware of an exciting opportunity for students to engage in research at MIT as part of our summer 2018 Amgen Scholars Program. Undergraduates will participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program will conduct full-time research, attend seminars and workshops, present their research, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and attend a mid-summer symposium at UCLA.

Twenty undergraduates, 15 visiting students and 5 MIT students, will be admitted to the program. Participants will be paid $4,500 for the summer, receive on-campus housing, a food allowance, and visiting Scholars will be provided travel to/from Boston.

Attached is a flyer about the program.

More information can also be found here

We hope you will share this opportunity with your students and we look forward to receiving their application!

Thank you,

MIT Amgen Scholars Program Staff

Monday
12/04/17

US-UK Fulbright 2018 UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates Now Open

Posted by Tim on December 4, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences

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:

2017 Summer Institute participants with the University of Westminster take in the view.

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.

Tuesday
11/21/17

WNY Prosperity Fellowship Information Sessions…Open to All Undergraduate Majors

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, 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.

 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 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):

  • Wednesday, November 29………………………….5PM
  • Friday, December 1…………………………………….1PM
  • Monday, December 4………………………………..12PM
  • Tuesday, December 5………………………………….4PM
  • Monday, February 5……………………………………4PM
  • Wednesday, February 7……………………………..11AM
  • Tuesday, February 13…………………………………..5PM
  • Thursday, February 15………………………………….1PM
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.