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Thursday
07/26/18

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

Posted by 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 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 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

Tuesday
04/24/18

SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship Opportunity Deadline June 8

Posted by on April 24, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

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 Friday, June 8: 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
04/02/18

Scholarships for Experiential Learning Opportunities

Posted by on April 2, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Apply for funding that will help you make the most of your education.

Experiential learning opportunities like research and study abroad can be truly life-changing, giving students insight into their passions, purpose and professional goals. These are the kinds of opportunities that can change career paths and inspire visions. To encourage you to seek out experiential learning opportunities, the College of Arts and Sciences offers several scholarships and funds that can help make these experiences a reality.

CAS Experiential Learning Fund

This funding is only available to College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates. Those who are pursuing experiential learning opportunities for the upcoming summer, such as internships, research, service-learning and domestic travel, may apply for this funding by April 1.

Rock Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is open to College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students. The two winners will receive $500 for one semester of full-time study abroad. Applications are due April 1.

Stevens Fund for International Experience

This funding is available to all undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Those who are planning on studying abroad or pursuing some other kind of international experiential learning opportunity may apply for this $500 scholarship by April 1.

SUNYWorks Internship Scholarship

This scholarship is for undergraduate students planning on pursuing an unpaid internship this summer. A limited number of $1,000 scholarships are available and preference will be given to students working in a non-profit setting, but all are encouraged to apply by May 4.

Tuesday
03/27/18

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) Fellow Application Deadline is April 30

Posted by on March 27, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities

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, April 30: 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.

Tuesday
03/06/18

Rotary Peace Fellowship Call for Applications Deadline May 31

Posted by on March 6, 2018 in Competitions, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship. We believe this opportunity might be of interest to your network!

Since 2002, The Rotary Foundation has provided over 1100 social change leaders with peace and conflict resolution education at Rotary Peace Centers around the world.

Each year up to 100 fellows are selected to receive full funding to earn either a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies or a master’s degree in a range of disciplines related to peace and security at one of 7 partnering universities. Each Rotary Peace Center offers a unique curriculum and field-based learning opportunities that examine peace and conflict theory through various frameworks.

To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace Centers website. All applications are due 31 May 2018.

Thank you for sharing this opportunity with your network. Please contact us at rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org with questions!

Rotary Peace Centers

Tuesday
03/06/18

AAUW Buffalo Branch Olga Lindberg Scholarships for Women

Posted by on March 6, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

An invitation to Women of Western to apply for the AAUW Buffalo Branch Olga Lindberg Scholarship

Two scholarship awards….one for $10,000 and one fro $5,000!

Merit-based award, 3.7 cumulative gpa or above

Awarded to college seniors (fourth year or above)

Apply online at: http://aauw.buffalo.edu/scholarships-loans-and-grants/olga-lindberg/

 

Thursday
03/01/18

Dr. Marie Dellas Scholarship for Junior or Senior Biology, Bioinformatics or Computational Biology Honors Students

Posted by on March 1, 2018 in Competitions, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Dr. Marie Dellas,’70 PhD (GSE) and ’67 MS (CAS), in order to pay tribute to her parents, Theodore A. and Katherine C. Dellas, has created a $4,000 scholarship to be awarded to an Honors Scholar matriculated in the Department of Biological Sciences and pursing a Bachelor of Science degree program or the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology degree program.

Creative thinking and behavior have always interested Dr. Dellas since she was a graduate student working towards her PhD at UB.  Dr. Dellas’ intention when creating this scholarship was to reward students who practice and apply creative thinking.

The scholarship will enable the recipients to continue their education and perhaps address new concepts or ideas in the biological area that may eventually lead to outcomes beneficial to society.

Guidelines for applicants:

The recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in Biological Sciences or Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.  The recipient must also be a US citizen and preference will be given to a student of Greek descent. Preference will also be given to a student working on an innovative and novel research project.

Candidates must submit three letters of recommendation. Applicants must also include an original essay in support of their expertise or knowledge and how they aspire to make an impact in that particular substantive area.  The essay should describe the student’s goals and how they may expect to contribute to their chosen field in a substantive way and cite relevant or specific examples of situations in which the recipient succeeded in reaching a significant goal(s) in the past.

This scholarship may be renewable for a junior awardee if the recipient meets all the above mentioned criteria.

All submissions must be in electronic format, preferably Microsoft Word documents and/or PDF files.

Deadline for applications is Friday, April 13, 2018.  Applications and letters of recommendation with the scholarship name included in the subject line should be emailed to: honors@buffalo.edu.

Monday
02/19/18

Aging Innovation Challenge for NYS College and University Students $50,000 top prize!

Posted by on February 19, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

Do you know an undergraduate or graduate student at a New York State college or university? Do they enjoy a challenge? If so, New York State Department of Health has launched the Aging Innovation Challenge for NYS college and university students. Innovators have a chance at a $50,000 prize pool.

The Aging Innovation Challenge is seeking a breakthrough solution in independent living for older adults and their caregivers. Student innovators are invited to join the challenge and develop technological prototypes that assist New Yorkers to remain independent as they age. Prototypes must be designed to meet the needs of older adults with limitations in performing one or more activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing and dressing.

Please share this challenge with the students in your life. For more information, visit HeroX.com and search for the Aging Innovation Challenge or follow the link: https://herox.com/aginginnovationNY.