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Thursday
12/21/17

Aloma D. Johnson Charter School Volunteers Needed with After School Program

Posted by Tim on December 21, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Aloma D. Johnson Charter School (in North Buffalo) is interested in having some UB students engage with their students through their after-school program between 4:00 and 5:00 during the week. They are looking for a consistent commitment but are flexible in terms of what days students or groups of students come. They are interested in having students engage around basic literacy activities- they have the materials and will go over everything with the students.

If interested or for more information, please email Tim Matthews: trm7@buffalo.edu.

 

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.

Thursday
12/14/17

REU Applications Open for Summer 2018

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

REU Applications Open for Summer 2018

Many application deadlines are in early 2018 for National Science Foundation-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs in summer 2018. Opportunities include the following:

Undergraduate Trauma Research Training, Syracuse University, application deadline March 14, 2018

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.

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
11/28/17

Spring 2018 Internship Opportunity with NYS Assemblyman Sean Ryan

Posted by Tim on November 28, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity

The Office of Assemblyman Sean Ryan is looking for interns for the spring 2018 semester. Students with an interest in community engagement, urban planning, environmental conservation, communication, or government should apply. Hours are flexible and the projects are varied.

General project topics may include Outer Harbor development, water quality in local watersheds, green technology, 21st-century city planning, community/neighborhood development and transportation. Applicants should come with an idea of the general topic s/he may want to explore further as it relates to the 149th Assembly District.

More than one intern position is available. This is an unpaid position but college credit can be applied depending on your institution.

To be considered, applicants should send a resume to rebecca@seanryanassembly.com and fill out this questionnaire: https://goo.gl/forms/r99hku83Foq8CGjD3.

Monday
11/27/17

Spring 2018 Research Opportunity in Community Health and Health Behaviors

Posted by Tim on November 27, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Dr. Lucia Leone in the Department of Community Health and Health Behaviors is seeking research assistants for the Spring 2018 semester. Dr. Leone’s research involves designing, implementing and evaluating multi-level and community-based interventions to increase access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity among underserved populations. Research assistants will assist with participant recruitment, data collection and management, and basic data analysis.  Other tasks (e.g., literature reviews) and projects will be available over the course of the semester. Preferred Qualifications:  Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with diverse populations, and the ability to solve problems independently. To apply: please send your resume and cover letter to leahverm@buffalo.edu. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Tuesday
11/21/17

Harvard Multidisciplinary International Research Training Program (MIRT) Deadline to apply is January 5

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

The Harvard Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) Program is a national program designed to encourage underrepresented students from colleges and universities across the US to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral research. The program provides short term global research training opportunities in public health for qualified undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, or graduate students. Trainees get knowledge of scientific literature associated with projects, biomedical researchethics, and cultural aspects with a focus on how these aspects affect public health issues as well as scientific and medical issues. The Harvard MIRT Program is funded by The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health as part of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program. The Harvard MIRT/MHIRT Program has established linkages and training sites with academic institutions globally, including in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Republic of Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador,
Chile, Australia, and New Zealand. Research opportunities are designed collaboratively with faculty in these institutions to address health and health disparities pertinent to their countries.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:
 Applicants must be US citizens or permanent
residents of the US
 Applicants must be in at least their junior year at
the start of the fellowship & enrolled in a fulltime
degree program
 Research & travel experience is not required,
only a strong desire to participate in international
health research work
FINANCIAL SUPPORT INCLUDES:
 Round-trip airfare to foreign institution
 Monthly stipend
 Foreign living expenses
 Travel health insurance

For more information and to apply: www.hsphmirt.com

Deadline to apply is January 5, 2018.

Tuesday
11/21/17

UB Linguistics Department Teaching Internship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships

UB Linguistics Department internship (LIN 496) Would you like to earn UB credit, gain valuable teaching experience, and make a contribution to your community at the same time?  The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is offering a Teaching Internship for the Spring 2018 semester, which places UB undergraduate students in the Buffalo Public Schools as a teacher’s aide or tutor, to work with children on developing their language and literacy skills.  This internship is open to students from any major and grade level, who are native or near-native speakers of English, and have at least a 2.0 GPA.  For three credits, interns work 112 hours over the course of the semester (about 8-10 hours per week), in a classroom or tutoring room in one of the public schools.  Interns can be placed in an early childhood school, an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school; the children in the schools include Spanish-English bilinguals, inner-city children, and international students.  There are also a very few slots for interns to work with school psychologists, counselors, special ed, etc.  (CDS majors interested in working with an SLP should contact their own department first as we expect that those internships will now be handled through CDS.) To find out more about the Linguistics Department internship, or to request an application, please stop by Dr. David Fertig’s office, 638 Baldy Hall (Fall 2017 office hours: Monday and Friday, 1:30–2:30 p.m.) or e-mail him at: fertig@buffalo.edu.