Fellowships and Scholarships Roundup: STEM Edition
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship What: This scholarship is for students who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Who: Sophomores and juniors planning to pursue a PhD in STEM, have research experience, and a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident. Deadline: November Learn more about the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship What: This scholarship is for students who intend to become leaders in environment-related fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice and economics. The foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaskan Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government and public policy affecting Native American communities. Who: Full-time sophomore or junior with at least a 3.0 GPA and is involved in an area of study related to the Udall Scholarship. Deadline: December Learn more about the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship.
Open to Undergraduates and Graduates
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) What: Three-year fellowships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science. Who: Graduating seniors or students in their first or second year of graduate school. Applicants must also have a high GPA and past research experience. Deadline: October Learn more about NSF GRFP.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) F31—Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowships What: Provides predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas, with the intent of leading to a research doctoral degree (PhD). This award is also intended to promote diversity in the health-related research workforce. Who: Students must be enrolled in a research doctoral degree program and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Deadline: Various Learn more about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) F31—Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowships.
Dr. Molly Giblin, a graduate of both the History Department and the Honors College, is currently the Director of Programs for Princeton in Asia, an institution that “fosters mutual appreciation and cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Asia through immersive work fellowships in host organizations and communities.” The Princeton in Asia’s Fellowship Program’s application for 2024-2025 is now open until the deadline of November 1, 2023. The program anticipates offering 60 fellowships overall in a total of 13 different countries. If you are a rising seniors or a recent graduate from any university, you are eligible to apply until November 1, 2023 for this amazing opportunity. Throughout this year, UB alum Fiona Pratt-MacDonald has been a stellar Fellow for Dr. Molly Giblin, and she is hoping we continue to send more of UB’s Honor’s College students in the future!
If you would like to hear more about this opportunity, advisors and faculty can attend webinars to find out more about this year’s fellowship offerings, application, and selection process. Recordings will be available to all registered participants. Please register in advance of each webinar using the links below:
You can also find resources for advisors and potential PiA applicants, including an advisor fact sheet, application guide, blank application, fellowship descriptions, and printable flyer, in this folder: PiA 2024-25 Fellowship Application Resources
Seniors: Princeton in Asia (PiA) Fellowships foster mutual appreciation and cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Asia through immersive
work opportunities in host organizations and communities. Next year there will be 60 fellowships that support one or two-year paid work opportunities in one of 13 countries from across Asia from Kazakhstan in the West to Japan in the East. An Honors College alumna, Dr Molly Giblin, is the Director of Programs for PiA and other HC alums have had these fellowships in the past. Language skills are welcome but not required for most posts. Applicants do not need to be U.S. citizens, but must attest to how they will contribute to PiA’s mission of United States-Asia exchange. All majors welcomed. Application deadline: November 1. More information here. (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gYzByztS2tXNUJPQyoet4fz2hr4HNLk9)
We would like to invite you to apply for the Spark Program, offered by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships. This nine-week program will help you to foster your spark of potential and engage with a number of topics, including: Learning about UB resources and opportunities. Becoming involved in on-campus research projects and off-campus service projects. Identifying your strengths and how to use them in academic and professional settings. Developing application writing materials. Networking with your peers, faculty and staff. Most of all, you will learn how to apply for competitive fellowships and scholarships, and more about the resources available at UB that will help you do it! Program Dates:
Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:20 p.m. September 7 – November 2, 2023 In person | UB North Campus
This program is open to freshmen and sophomores. Please note that the majority of fellowships and scholarships highlighted in this program do not cover the expenses of medical school, dental school, or pharmacy, and are available only to U.S. citizens. Medical, dental, or pharmacy students and international students are encouraged to explore the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships website for more opportunities.
The deadline to apply for the Spark Program is August 28, 2023.
The Asia Research Institute (ARI) invites students who will be enrolled at the University at Buffalo in the 2023-24 to apply for the ARI Undergraduate Fellows Program. Fellows will enjoy membership in a community of undergraduate scholars committed to the study of Asia, unique opportunities to engage with UB faculty and distinguished guests, mentorship on research projects of interest to them, and other benefits. Applications are due Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 11:59pm.
The program will be an academic year-long commitment. Please see below for more detailed information on the benefits and requirements of the ARI Undergraduate Research Fellows Program. Undergraduate Fellows Program Benefits
• Membership in a community of undergraduates committed to Asian Studies and recognition by the ARI community. • Invitation to special events and meetings with distinguished guests. • Eligible for receiving one academic credit per semester for successful completion. • Competitive advantages for ARI funding opportunities. • Opportunities to engage with UB faculty on research, academic writing, and career mentoring. • Present a paper in the annual Korean Studies Undergraduate Exchange Conference (March 2024), the Undergraduate Conference on South Asia (March-April 2024), New York Conference on Asian Studies (October 2024), and other opportunities.
How to Apply 2023-24 ARI Undergraduate Research Fellows Program Application deadline: Extended to Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 11:59 PM EDT If you are interested in being a fellow, please complete the online application form no later than June 20. You will be asked to submit a statement of purpose in the online form and upload your resume.
Statement of Purpose 150- 200 words explaining why you are a good candidate for the UGF Program. You could highlight, for example, your research interests, prior international experiences, and extracurricular activities.
Resume Please include your major or intended major, anticipated graduation date, and any Asia-related experience in addition to other work and volunteer experience.
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Calling all Campus LaunchPad startup founders for a summer program and funding opportunity! The 2023 Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship, which offers eight weeks of workshops, networking, and a $5,000 prize to all Fellows who complete the program, just launched their application. The program will run May 18-July 13, allowing you to focus on your startup this summer and fast track your growth through mentorship and accountability. Interested? Deadline: April 2, 2023.
Are you a student leader or someone with a business, side hustle, or business dreams? UB Blackstone LaunchPad is running a fellowship this semester where students will learn the skills necessary to run and build their own businesses successfully. The fellowship will prepare you to make your business dreams a reality and train you on promoting equity in your community through your business ventures.
*No experience is needed for this. Open to both undergrad and graduate students from all majors.
· Food/snacks will be provided for events
· Looks great on your resume
· Get to build your business connections and connect with potential investors in your business
· Learn the skills necessary to build your own business
· Promote your business/yourself through Blackstone LaunchPad’s
· Potential to win prize money in Pitch for Tomorrow competition
· Explore the city of Buffalo and learn more about the community
Do you have a business idea or have already started a business?
No matter how big or successful your business or business idea is, you can help contribute to a more equitable future. The Equity in Entrepreneurship fellowship will not only teach you the skills to create an equitable business, but it will provide you with a well-rounded set of skills to make your business vision a reality.
Apply now to the Equity in Entrepreneurship Fellowship!
Deadline to Apply: February 19 at 11:59 PM
The Equity in Entrepreneurship Fellowship supports University at Buffalo students who seek to be the next generation of business leaders and progress equity in the world around them.
The program fulfills this mission by providing Equity in Entrepreneurship (EIE) fellows with professional development opportunities, resources to help facilitate their entrepreneurial growth and projects to advance equity in their business.
The Equity in Entrepreneurship Fellowship is a 10-week program open to all University at Buffalo students with a passion for entrepreneurship and equity that prepares students to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality while building skills to promote equity in their communities through their ventures.
Workshops with distinguished professionals and entrepreneurs from underrepresented ethnic minorities.
Visits of several businesses, all on different scales, to give fellows exposure to various business environments and learn about how such businesses contribute to equity.
Networking events for fellows to build their social capital with professionals and community leaders.
Fellows will be highlighted at UB’s biggest pitch competition, Henry A. Panasci Business Plan Competition.
Pitch for Tomorrow competition where fellows will work on building out their vision for their business to contribute to a more equitable future.
Commit 3-5 hours a week to taking part in fellowship events and business project
Attend fellowship sessions, unless you have a need to attend conflict
Be mindful of others’ experiences. As a student, your behavior in this learning environment affects others. We encourage you to arrive on time, pay attention to the speakers and focus on program materials during sessions.
A senior psychology and sociology major from UB has been awarded a 2023 Marshall Scholarship by the British government.
Alexis Harrell, a racial justice researcher and artist, is one of 40 students chosen nationwide to receive the award from more than 900 applicants.
Marshall Scholarship recipients are considered among the most accomplished undergraduate students and recent graduates in the United States. Scholarship recipients study an academic subject of their choice for up to three years at a university in the United Kingdom.
The 2023 winners will begin graduate studies at 21 universities in September.