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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.

Monday
12/11/17

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for Juniors

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for Juniors

Would you like to be fully funded for graduate school?  Many students think that they will be “fully funded” throughout their graduate programs but they really have a Teaching Assistantship (TA position) where they are paid to teach 20 hours a week.  A fellowship like the NSF GRFP is truly a fully funded award.

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.

To help you prepare a competitive application UB will be hosting a series of NSF GRPF workshops this spring. You will learn more about how to apply for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal.  These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships along with a writing consultant from the Center for Excellence in Writing.

Sessions will be held on Thursdays: February 15, March 1, March 15 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 3 page past research and personal statement and 2 page research proposal.

To be considered for this program, students must complete the online application by 5pm EST on Monday, January 29: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/nsf_development_program.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu.

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
Monday
10/30/17

Gender Institute Undergraduate Scholarship Deadline November 6

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

Call for Applications UB Gender Institute’s Undergraduate Scholarship
The Gender Institute, in coordination with the Experiential Learning Network, invites UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender to apply for merit scholarships. Research can be broadly defined to include a senior thesis project, fieldwork, or an independent project. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply.

Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017 (by midnight).
Applications must include:
1. Application Form http://bit.ly/ApplCoverSheet
2. Statement of academic interests, accomplishments, and career goals (no more than
500 words)
3. Description of the specific research project for which you are seeking support (500 words)
4. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
5. Writing sample (5 pages, double-spaced);
6. Resume or c.v.
7. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.
Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Review Committee at:
ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.
Please use the subject line: “Scholarship Application.”

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=

Wednesday
10/18/17

Minority Faculty and Staff Association Student Scholarship Opportunities Deadline is February 9, 2018

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The Minority Faculty & Staff Association awards two undergraduate student scholarships at the annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Academic Achievement Award fund was established to provide an award to a sophomore or junior who meets high academic standards. The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship was established to honor a Junior or Senior who demonstrates high academic standards and leadership ability, and who exemplifies a personal character that advances the spirit and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The awards are supported by donations given largely, but not exclusively, by minority faculty and staff at UB.

To learn more and apply, please visit: http://www.buffalo.edu/mfsa/section-22.html

Monday
10/16/17

Gender Institute Call for Undergraduate Scholarship Applications Deadline November 6

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Call for Applications UB Gender Institute’s Undergraduate Scholarship

The Gender Institute, in coordination with the Experiential Learning Network, invites UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender to apply for merit scholarships. Research can be broadly defined to include a senior thesis project, fieldwork, or an independent project. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply.

Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017 (by midnight).

Applications must include:
1. Application Form http://bit.ly/ApplCoverSheet
2. Statement of academic interests, accomplishments, and career goals (no more than
500 words)
3. Description of the specific research project for which you are seeking support (500 words)
4. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
5. Writing sample (5 pages, double-spaced);
6. Resume or c.v.
7. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.
Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Review Committee at:
ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.
Please use the subject line: “Scholarship Application.”

Friday
10/13/17

Gender Institute Undergraduate Scholarship

Posted by Tim on October 13, 2017 in Scholarship Opportunities

Call for Applications – UB Gender Institute’s Undergraduate Scholarship

The Gender Institute, in coordination with the Experiential Learning Network, invites UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender to apply for merit scholarships. Research can be broadly defined to include a senior thesis project, fieldwork, or an independent project. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply.

Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017 (by midnight)

Application must include:

  1. Application Form http://bit.ly/ApplCoverSheet
  2. Statement of academic interests, accomplishments, and career goals (no more than 500 words)
  3. Description of the specific research project for which you are seeking support (500 words)
  4. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
  5. Writing sample (5 pages, double-spaced);
  6. Resume or c.v.
  7. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.

Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Review Committee at: ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.

Please use the subject line: “Scholarship Application.”

Monday
10/09/17

iSEED Research Opportunities

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

What is the iSEED?
A university-wide institute, the iSEED promotes building a culturally and intellectually diverse and academically inclusive community of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff.

The iSEED is focused on excellence in education, engagement in research, mentoring and enhancement of professional development central to the UB mission.

iSEED Summer Research Experience
The iSEED Summer Research Experience is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to gain research and lab experience. Students are matched with a participating faculty member whose interests are complementary to their own. Students work on a research project and gain hands-on experience during the 10-week program.

Summer stipends, housing and travel awards are available for talented undergraduate students with the opportunity to participate in research activities at UB. Students will be exposed to graduate and professional school opportunities offered at UB. iSEED summer scholars interested in undergraduate research experiences are welcome to apply online at www.buffalo.edu/iseed.

Thursday
09/28/17

UB South Asia Summer Language Scholarships

Posted by Tim on September 28, 2017 in Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

Current UB undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for funding to attend intensive summer language programs offered by the American Institute of Indian Studies. Applications for funding will be evaluated by UB Asian Studies Program faculty and staff. The South Asia Summer Language Scholarship supports the full cost of tuition and roundtrip airfare to India. An additional subvention for living expenses may also be available based on funding levels. We anticipate awarding two student scholarships for summer 2018.

About the Language Program

Participants are expected to devote their energies to activities that will increase their proficiency in all skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing. For eight weeks at each AIIS language center, there will be at least four hours a day of classroom instruction and individual tutorials with regular out-of-class assignments requiring interaction with community members. Attendance is mandatory in class as well as at other activities such as cultural visits, films, and plays. There is special emphasis on connecting with the local speech community and self-management of learning. Participants are encouraged to identify and prioritize their language learning needs and keep track of their language development. Students are encouraged to stay with host families. Note that this is not a research program. Participants are expected to devote all their energies to learning the target language. For more information, please visit the AIIS Language Programs website.

Eligibility

  • Full-time enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Buffalo in good academic standing at the time of application
  • Those applying for Bangla, Hindi, Tamil, and Urdu must have completed at least one year of language study before attending the program. Two years of prior language study are required for Sanskrit. Applicants for Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, and Kannada may apply at all levels, including beginning. Applications for other South Asian languages (Pali/Prakrit and Mughal Persian) will also be considered.
  • At the time of application for this award, applicants must have already applied to an AIIS summer language program. The deadline for submitting materials to AIIS is December 31, 2017.

Criteria for Selection

  • Awards will be based on academic merit and seriousness of purpose.

  • The applicant agrees to be an ambassador for Asian Studies at UB by sending occasional posts and photos of their experiences while in-country for use on the Asian Studies Program’s social media and website. The applicant must also be willing to talk with other students about their study abroad experience upon returning to UB.

  • The applicant’s plans to enroll in additional South Asia-related courses including a required 1-credit South Asia seminar in the fall semester following their return from India.

  • Preference will be given to students seeking to learn “critical need” languages (Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu).

  • Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate that they have also applied for the Critical Language Scholarship (deadline November 15, 2017) and/or Boren Awards (UB internal deadline November 15, 2017)

Required Application Materials

  1. Completed AIIS Language Application in a single PDF including:
    • Application form (available as both a word and pdf document on the AIIS web site);

    • one-page (less than 500-word) statement of purpose describing your academic reasons for selecting a particular program, detailing how the study abroad program will fit into your overall academic program and goals, and how the program benefits your personal, academic, and professional development. This may be the same statement prepared for the AIIS application.

    • Evaluator Worksheet (available on the AIIS web site)

    • Transcripts: Applicants should scan their undergraduate and graduate transcripts (from U.S. or Canadian universities only) and include them in the single pdf file.

    • Confirmation (email or scanned document) from AIIS indicating receipt of complete AIIS summer language program application

  2. Recommended: documentation confirming submission of completed applications for the Critical Language Scholarship and/or Boren Scholarship.

  3. Applicants should also submit two (2) letters of recommendation emailed as an attachment directly from their professor or instructor. Instructors may also mail their recommendations in a sealed envelope signed by the professor to Asian Studies Program, 412 Clemens Hall, Buffalo NY 14260.

Deadline: 4 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018

Unless otherwise indicated, all materials must be emailed to Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu

Please contact the Asian Studies Program at Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu or 716-645-3474 if you have any questions.