University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Wednesday
01/22/20

Apply for the SPARK Program by January 29

Posted by Tim on January 22, 2020 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Workshops

Are you looking for ways to go beyond the classroom and get the most out of your UB experience?
Based on your outstanding academic achievements, you are invited to apply for the Office of Fellowships and Scholarship’s Spark Program. Spark is an eight-week development program for freshmen and sophomores designed to give students the opportunity to assess their strengths, envision their futures and create plans to become competitive for major fellowships and scholarships. Plus, there’s free food!
Spark will take place on Thursdays from 5-6:30 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall, starting Feb. 6 and ending April 2.

Topics covered will be:
Week 1: Introduction to the Spark program and meet a fellowship recipient Week 2: What are my strengths? Clifton Strengths assessment Week 3: Networking Night Week 4: Research dinner with faculty Week 5: Internationalizing your undergraduate experience Week 6: Community and civic engagement Week 7: Developing a personal statement with the Center for Excellence in Writing Week 8: Searching for fellowships and scholarships
Hear from Spark Alumni!
“The point of the program is to spark interest in something…the path you choose as a high schooler doesn’t have to be your permanent path.”   – Spark program participant

This program is open to freshmen and sophomores.

These fellowships and scholarships do not cover the expenses of medical school, dental school or pharmacy but students in these disciplines are encouraged to meet with Fellowships advisor Megan Stewart to think about possibilities for a bridge year experience. 

Additionally, all of the competitive awards covered in this program are only available to U.S. citizens. 

Learn more and apply! https://www.buffalo.edu/fellowships/start/spark.html

Tuesday
01/07/20

Vanderbilt University NSF REU in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Posted by Tim on January 7, 2020 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

Vanderbilt University  
NSF- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program 
in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

I am reaching out to inform you that we are now accepting applications for the summer 2020 NSF REU program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at Vanderbilt University. The application deadline is February 15th.  The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. More than 40 faculty participants from the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and the School of Medicine inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity. Each REU participant will work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and be part of the larger VINSE community.

Please visit: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vinse/reu for more information or to apply.

The VINSE REU has a record of success, 76% of former VINSE NSF REU students attend graduate school and have received several awards and honors including:

  • 17 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (another 7 received honorable mentions)
  • 6 Goldwater Fellowships
  • 3 SMART Fellowships
  • 1 Gates Cambridge Fellowship
  • 1 NASA Graduate Fellowship
  • 3 NIH Awards: 1 Graduate Fellowship, 1 Postbac ITRA, 1 Oxford-Cambridge Scholar
  • >40% of former REU students have (or are expected to) co-author a journal publication
  • More than half of our former REU students have given a presentation outside the REU program including 26 at National Conferences funded by the REU site

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Seminars, workshops, and field trips
  • Group social activities and banquet
  • Optional outreach opportunities to high school students

ELIGIBILITY

  • Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply

AWARD

  • $5,000 stipend
  • $500 travel allowance
  • Room and board
Friday
12/20/19

Deadline Near for Several Undergraduate Fellowships, Grants and Research Opportunities

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Summer Research

DOE Scholars Program, Dept of Energy; app deadline Jan 3, 2020

History of Diversity in the Physical Sciences Intern, American Institute of Physics (for physics undergraduates), app deadline Jan 15, 2020

REU in Increasing Statistical Preparation in Research Education for Underrepresented Undergraduates, Spelman College; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

REU, Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium, Johns Hopkins University, Apr 3-4, 2020; abstract deadline Jan 24, 2020


REU in Evolutionary Science, University of Iowa; app deadline Feb 1, 2020

REU, SETI Institute (for students interested in astronomy, astrobiology, or planetary science); app deadline Feb 1, 2020

REU in Raptor Research, Boise State University; app deadline Feb 3, 2020

Summer Student Fellowships, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (for rising fourth-year students interested in ocean sciences, oceanographic engineering, mathematics, or marine policy); app deadline Feb 5, 2020

Analytic Studies Internships, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (for students in art history, anthropology, archaeology, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, ecology, earth sciences, chemical and materials science engineering, museum studies, or paleontology); app dline Feb 10, 2020

History and Heritage Internship, Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life; app dline Feb 10, 2020

REU in Materials Research Science and Engineering, Northwestern University; app deadline Feb 14, 2020

Seventh Annual Environmental Science and Design Symposium, Kent State University; app deadline Feb 15, 2020

Travel grant to attend 2020 International Conference on Arabidopsis Research in Seattle (for underrepresented students in plant sciences); app deadline Feb 29, 2020

Friday
11/22/19

Prestigious Summer Fellowship at George Washington’s Mount Vernon – Class of 2022

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Networking, Student experience, Summer Courses, Workshops

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective summer institute for rising college juniors, offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president outside our nation’s capital. May 23 – July 4, 2020

Fully Funded Summer Leadership Program

Students spend six weeks living and learning at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Transportation, meals and a $3,000 stipend are provided

A Summer Like No Other

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program combines lessons from George Washington’s life, student leadership development, and a capstone project to promote civic engagement.

Experience Washington, DC

Students meet with successful professionals and participate in unique experiences in our nation’s capital.

This opportunity is exclusively for current college sophomores who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM


Applications Due January 31, 2020

Wednesday
11/06/19

Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all fields of study

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2019 in Fellowships

Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York

The WNY Prosperity Fellowship program supports and develops the talents of promising students to reach their maximum potential as entrepreneurial, community-minded leaders in the WNY region. WNY Prosperity Fellows are affiliated with like-minded individuals who show promise as future leaders in their industry and community. Fellows are awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support awarded during the academic year up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need, and an enrichment fund of $1,000. This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the WNY region.

The Fellowship is open to all fields of study at the undergraduate and graduate level.

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 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you may file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return.  
  • Submit application through the UB Scholarship Portal: buffalo.academicworks.com

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:  http://www.buffalo.edu/entrepreneurship.html | Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship information sessions:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 4:00 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Friday, Nov. 22 at 3:00 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
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.