University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
09/27/19

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program – Summer 2020

Posted by Tim on September 27, 2019 in Fellowships

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with educational opportunities to gain real-world, hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy. The MLEF program was created in 1995 with the goal of improving opportunities for under-represented and minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The mission of the MLEF program is to strengthen a diverse pipeline of future STEM professionals, and this program has mentored several hundred of the best and brightest students from across the nation for future careers in STEM. As a MLEF participant, you will train under the mentorship of scientists and engineers while working on mission-focused research projects. During the 10-week appointment, you will receive a weekly stipend and may be eligible for housing and travel allowances. You will also gain insight into how the Department of Energy is working to meet the energy challenges of the future.

Applications must be submitted by January 12, 2019.

Friday
09/13/19

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Posted by Tim on September 13, 2019 in Fellowships

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields.

The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring.

There are three application deadlines for the 2020 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship: October 15, 2019, December 3, 2019, and January 30, 2020.

Friday
09/13/19

SUNY Lab Days – October 10 & 17, 2019

Posted by Tim on September 13, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Event, Fellowships, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Ideal for SUNY students and early career faculty researchers:

Explore and interview on-the-spot for competitive internship and fellowship opportunities in leading edge research programs at New York’s nationally-acclaimed federal laboratories.

Discover and connect with scientific mentors for research and scholarly projects.

Network with R&D leaders and identify opportunities for research collaboration and access to cutting-edge R&D facilities.

SUNY Lab Days will take place at Stony Brook University on October 10, 2019 and at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute (Utica) on October 17, 2019 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday
08/30/19

AAUW Buffalo Branch Scholarships

Posted by Tim on August 30, 2019 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Over the past 10 years, AAUW Buffalo Branch has assisted deserving women with over $600,000 in local scholarships, loans, and grants and over $200,000 in national fellowships. In 2019, AAUW Buffalo Branch awarded over $35,000 in scholarships and loans.

Students can apply for:

● Women Entering College Scholarships
● Catalyst for Change Scholarships
● Olga Lindberg Scholarships

Click here for more information on how to apply!

Deadline – January 15, 2020

Thursday
08/22/19

Funding Global Opportunities: Study, Teach or Research Abroad

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Tuesday, October 1 at 3:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall
Wednesday, October 16 at 3:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall

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 open to US citizens. Not intended for international students.

Co-sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of Fellowships and scholarships.

Thursday
08/22/19

Breaking the Code: Finding Research and Funding for STEM Students

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Thursday, August 29 at 2:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall
Friday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall
Wednesday, November 12 at 3:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall

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 theses workshops are only open to US Citizens. Not intended for international students.

Sponsored by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.

Thursday
08/22/19

Funding your Future: Fellowships and Scholarships 101

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Every Monday at 10 a.m. in 24 Capen Hall (August 26-November 25)

Every Thursday at 2 p.m. in 24 Capen Hall (August 29-November 21)

What is a fellowship or scholarship? How do you find these opportunities, and how do you become competitive for them? Learn more about this process at our 30-minute introductory workshops, held throughout the semester. Open to all students. Co-Sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.

Tuesday
07/23/19

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Webinar

Posted by Tim on July 23, 2019 in Fellowships, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

We hope you are enjoying the heart of your summer break.  The UB Honors College was recently made aware of a webinar series available to rising college seniors that will get you up to speed on the application requirements for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  Please see the attached document for details.  If you participate in the webinar and find your interest in the Fellowship spiked, please discuss the opportunity further with your Honors College advisor and UB’s Office of Fellowships & Scholarships once back on campus for the Fall semester.

https://blogs.honors.buffalo.edu/honorablemention/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/07/SUNYs-NSF-GRFP-Webinar-Training-Information.pdf

Monday
07/08/19

National Science Foundation Development Programs for Doctoral Students and Rising Seniors

Posted by Tim on July 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

In Person NSF GRFP Preparation Program:

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for First Year PhD Students and Rising Seniors

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program 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 U.S. citizens, have U.S. national status or be permanent residents, and intend to pursue a research-based master’s or PhD 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.

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 and 16

Time:               9-11 a.m.

Place:              107 Capen Hall

RSVP to attend the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshops

Virtual NSF GRFP Preparation Program:

SUNY is sponsoring a series of three webinars to prepare rising senior undergraduates and first-and second-year graduate students in STEM fields to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Because it takes time to put together a winning application, we will hold the series from July 23-31 so that students can get started over the summer for the October deadlines. Webinars will be conducted by Prof. Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University (recently returned from NSF). Webinar topics are as follows:

Webinar #1:  Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program  Tues July 23, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (1.5 hours)

Webinar #2:  Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)  Thurs July 25, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (1.5 hours)

Webinar #3:  Write! (As if your Career Depends on it)  Wed July 31, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (2.0 hours)

Home – NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) www.nsfgrfp.org About the Program. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Attendees must register, but registration goes through immediately. Then, just follow the links provided below to join each of the Zoom webinars.  Each webinar is expected to be open 1/2 hour in advance of the starting time. We expect to record the webinars and make them available with a SUNY login.

If you have questions, please reply to Jacquie Spano. 

ZOOM LINKS:

Webinar #1:  Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program  (1.5 hours)

Tues July 23, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

This webinar will include all the basics, such as the benefits of GRFP, eligibility, parts of the application, the review process, and basic tips. Please bring your questions!

Registration URL #1: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/cbcd9468d3aff3c0dc2040ba88984b7b

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #1. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #1. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting #1

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Meeting ID: 489 034 460 

Webinar #2:  Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)  (1.5 hours)
Thurs July 25, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

This webinar will include discussion of NSF’s review criteria of Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts, how to maximize the impact of your planned research, and other winning strategies. 
 

Registration URL #2: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/8ac0348cfe61f06d7c24e00bf0acd2b8

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #2. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #2. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting #2

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Meeting ID: 770 183 414 

Webinar #3:  Write! (As if your Career Depends on it)  (2.0 hours)
Wed July 30, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This webinar will cover how to write about your research in an interesting and lively way, tailored to your audience. (Recommended for all fellowship and grant writers)

Registration URL #3: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/c5591374016f3a55c5b9141539e44ee6

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #3. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #3. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting #3

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Meeting ID: 957 866 997 

Thursday
06/20/19

Tea and Talk with UB Marshall Scholar and Honors Alum Phillip Maffettone

Posted by Tim on June 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Workshops

Please join us as we hear from UB Marshall Scholar Phillip M. Maffettone.

Tea and Talk

With UB Marshall Scholar Phillip M. Maffettone

Tuesday, July 2

10 a.m.-noon                                     

Honors College Lounge

Capen Hall

Phillip M. Maffettone is a University at Buffalo alumni, currently working in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Liverpool. Under the guidance of what would soon become the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, Maffettone successfully applied for several awards including:

  1. ACT Scholarship (2013).
  2. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships (2013).
  3. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2014).
  4. Marshall Scholarship (2014).

After receiving a Marshall Scholarship, Maffettone completed his DPhil in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford (2018).