University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
10/19/20

Department Of Energy Scholars Program Accepting Applications Deadline January 4

Posted by Tim on October 19, 2020 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.

Why should I apply?

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
  • Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
  • Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas
  • Identification of career goals and opportunities
  • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas.
  • Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission. 

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-Scholars-2021

Deadline

January 4, 2021 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

For more information

Visit https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars

Download program flyer:  https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/files/doe-scholars-flier.pdf

Questions?

doescholars@orise.orau.gov

Please share this information with friends and colleagues who might be interested in opportunities with DOE.

DOE has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program.

Friday
09/25/20

Innovations in Building (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellowship Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2020 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

The Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellowship is now accepting applications through December 1, 2020 (5:00 PM EST).  This new fellowship will support innovative graduate research that aligns with the mission of the US Department of Energy Building Technologies Office (BTO).

The fellowship will strengthen the pool of well-trained, diverse MS and PhD scholars who are equipped for research-intensive building technologies careers across all sectors. IBUILD Fellows will receive research and educational support to conduct innovative research at their home institution in an area with demonstrated relevance to building energy efficiency.  In addition to funding high quality research, the fellowship will provide professional development, mentoring, networking, and support for internship opportunities.

IBUILD Fellows will receive a competitive stipend of $35,000, an allowance to offset the costs of health insurance up to $16,000, research travel and materials up to $12,000, and limited tuition allowance up to $25,000. The Fellowship will be awarded in 12 months increments based on an annual review of research progress and sustained alignment with designated BTO research areas.

The IBUILD Graduate Research Fellowship program invites applications from students who are enrolled or intend to enroll in a research-focused master’s or PhD program. Students can apply here.

For more information and details on program eligibility, please visit: https://ibuildfellowship.org/  

Please forward this email to potential candidates in your network, peers, collaborators, and faculty colleagues to encourage their outstanding students to apply. A program flyer is also attached.

About BTO

US Department of Energy Building Technologies Office (BTO) provides resources and strategies to significantly reduce building energy use and intensity. BTO’s funded research has contributed to significant improvement in building energy efficiency including new technologies in solid-state lighting, energy-saving windows, heat pump water heaters, and high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners.

Friday
09/25/20

Graduate Research Fellowship Information and Webinars

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2020 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Are you applying for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Funding Program (GRFP)? Deadlines are coming up – the week of October 19.

SUNY’s Office of Research and Economic Development encourages you to pursue graduate research fellowships, and to support you in this process, we are offering the following:

SUNY GREAT Awards

SUNY GREAT Awards provide $5,000 in flexible funding to graduate research students who win a research fellowship award or are recognized with honorable mention.

GRFP Office Hours

Dr. Susan Brennan, SUNY Research Fellow for Graduate Education Innovation, and former Director of GRFP at NSF, is holding Zoom office hours for students writing NSF GRFP proposals. Take advantage of this opportunity to strengthen your draft statement, get expert feedback, and have your questions answered on Tuesdays from 2-4 pm through October 13. To access office hours, use the following Zoom meeting link: https://rfsuny.zoom.us/j/92107571092. To seek arrangements for alternative office hours, email susan.brennan@stonybrook.edu.

GRFP Proposal Development

Below is information that provides access to the spring 2020 GRFP proposal development webinar series.

 
WEBINAR #1 (for undergraduates)Are You Ready for Graduate School? Finding Fellowship Funding  

Webinar # 1 recording

Password: Research2020
 
WEBINAR #2Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Webinar #2 recording

Password: Research2020
 
WEBINAR #3Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started) 
Webinar #3 recording
Password: Research2020
 
WEBINAR #4Write! (As if Your Career Depends on it) 
Webinar #4 recording
Password: Research2020

Friday
09/11/20

Goldwater Scholarship Information and Application Process

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2020 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship supports sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Read on to learn more about the scholarship process and eligibility, and to make an appointment with a fellowships advisor.

Eligibility and Application Materials
To be eligible for the Goldwater, you must: Have a 3.8 GPA or higher Be a Sophomore or junior majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Plan to pursue a PhD in STEM. Have prior research experience. Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence with intent to become a citizen. The Goldwater application consists of: Online questionnaire. Research essay. Three letters of recommendation. Transcripts. Permanent resident card and Letter of Intent (if applicable).
Learn more and apply online!

Application Timeline



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September: Application opens. Complete online pre-application and, once approved, begin online application.
Nov. 1: Full online application must be completed. Three letters of recommendation and transcripts due to Elizabeth in the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.
Dec. 1: Candidates are notified if selected for one of UB’s four nomination slots.
Late January: University submits nominations.
Late March: Recipients announced.

Interested in learning more about Goldwater? The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships is here to help!
 
Set Up a Virtual Appointment
Monday
08/31/20

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Information and Application Process

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Competitions, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship supports sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Read on to learn more about the scholarship process and eligibility, and to make an appointment with a fellowships advisor.
Eligibility and Application Materials
To be eligible for the Goldwater, you must: Have a 3.8 GPA or higher Be a Sophomore or junior majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Plan to pursue a PhD in STEM. Have prior research experience. Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence with intent to become a citizen. The Goldwater application consists of: Online questionnaire. Research essay. Three letters of recommendation. Transcripts. Permanent resident card and Letter of Intent (if applicable).
Learn more and apply online!
Monday
08/31/20

Fall 2020 Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Workshops

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Looking for funding but unsure where to start?

Join the UB Office of Fellowships and Scholarships for a 30-minute introductory workshop covering how search for awards, major external fellowships, finding funding for graduate school, and becoming a more competitive applicant. 

All workshops will take place via Zoom. Once you RSVP for Fellowships and Scholarships 101 using the form below, you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information.

If you cannot attend either of these times, check out our Fellowships and Scholarships 101 series on our YouTube channel and make an appointment with an advisor online to address any unanswered questions or concerns.
  Weekly Sessions Mondays from 11-11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays from 2-2:30 p.m.
  Note: Sessions will begin the week of September 7 and finish the week of December 7.
RSVP for Fellowships and Scholarships 101
Wednesday
07/22/20

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

Posted by Tim on July 22, 2020 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is a prestigious grant for graduate students looking to get funded for research.  The grant provides full funding for three years which includes a $34,000/year stipend and tuition coverage!
 
Applications for the NSF GRFP will become available in August 2020. Deadlines vary by discipline but are generally in late October and early November.
 
If you are interested in applying for the NSF GRFP in October 2020, please join us for this three-session program designed to prepare you to submit a strong application. 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. Students are required to commit to all three sessions.
To be eligible to apply for NSF GRFP in October 2020, you must be: A current rising senior or first or second-year PhD student A U.S. citizen, have U.S. national status, or be a permanent resident Pursuing (or intending to pursue) a research-based master’s degree or PhD Conducting research in an NSF-supported field, such as: mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science Dates: August 3, 4, 5 and 6 from 9-10 a.m.
RSVP for the NSF Development Workshops
Wednesday
07/22/20

Summer 2020 Fulbright and NSF Development Workshops

Posted by Tim on July 22, 2020 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Are you interested in research, study, or teaching abroad OR are you looking to fund a research master’s degree or PhD in a STEM field?    Register today for our upcoming Summer 2020 Fulbright and NSF Development Workshops!   Note: These awards are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. All workshops will be held via Zoom. Once you RSVP for the workshops, you will receive the Zoom meeting information.
Fulbright Application Development Workshops
Would you like to spend a year researching, teaching English or earning a master’s degree abroad? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funded opportunities to do so and there are more than 150 countries from which to choose.
 
To qualify, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by the time the Fulbright Scholarship starts. An applicant holding a doctoral degree at the time of application is ineligible. The internal UB deadline for Fulbright applications is the first week of the fall semester and the national deadline is in October.  
 
In this program you will learn more about Fulbright, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. Students are required to commit to all three sessions.
  Dates: July 27, 28, and 29 from 9-10 a.m.
RSVP for the Fulbright Development Workshops
Tuesday
04/14/20

SUNY’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Webinar Trainings for Students

Posted by Tim on April 14, 2020 in Competitions, Event, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

SUNY’s Office for Research and Economic Development is sponsoring a series of four webinars to prepare rising junior and senior undergraduates as well as first-and second-year graduate students in STEM fields to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Webinars will be conducted by Professor Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University (recently returned from NSF). 

Please click here to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information. Note: If you have not used ZOOM before, you will be prompted to download software once you have clicked on the registration links.

GRFP requires that applicants be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. For more information, see www.nsfgrfp.org.

Note: If you win a GRFP fellowship or Honorable Mention, you may be eligible for the SUNY Chancellor’s Graduate Research Scholarship (CGRS)— Link to Chancellor’s Research Scholarship (CGRS) for more information.

Please send questions to Jacquie.Spano@rfsuny.org.

WEBINAR #1 (For undergraduates only)

Are You Ready for Graduate School? Finding Fellowship Funding

Mon. April 27 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Are you curious about or excited by the prospect of a career in research? Are you thinking about a career in some leadership role? Are you wondering about the best time to apply to graduate school, and how to get someone else to pay for it? This webinar may help you decide.

WEBINAR #2

Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Wed. April 29 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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

WEBINAR #3

Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)

Fri. May 1 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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

WEBINAR #4

Write! (As if Your Career Depends on it)

Mon. May 4 • 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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).

Friday
03/27/20

Chicago Summer Fellowship Application Now Open

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2020 in Academics, Fellowships, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

Hello,

We hope you all are doing well and staying healthy! 

We are currently recruiting college undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates for our 2020 Chicago Summer Fellowship Cohort. In order to help build another fantastic cohort for this summer, I would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this information on to anyone in your professional and personal networks who may be interested in applying. The general Fellowship description can be found here, and anyone can find more information on our website here: http://newsector.org/summer/.
Students can submit their applications online here: https://www.tfaforms.com/345303

As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Sincerely, Janelle Romero
Program Director
New Sector Alliance, Inc.
(773)615-4767
jromero@newsector.org