University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
07/06/21

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshop Series July 26, 27, 28 and 29

Posted by Tim on July 6, 2021 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshop Series This four-part workshop series is designed for first-year PhD students and rising seniors in STEM to learn about criteria for the NSF GRFP, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal.
Dates: July 26, 27, 28 and 29
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
Register for the NSF GRFP Workshop Series
Tuesday
07/06/21

Fulbright Application Development Workshops July 19, 20 and 21

Posted by Tim on July 6, 2021 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Fulbright Application Development Workshops  This three-part workshop for rising seniors and graduate students provides information about the Fulbright student grant, including country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. 
Dates: July 19, 20 and 21
Time: 9-10 a.m. Register for the Fulbright Application Development Workshops
Thursday
06/10/21

Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Summer 2021 Workshops

Posted by Tim on June 10, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Summer 2021 Workshops
Weekly Sessions

Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
  Join the UB Office of Fellowships and Scholarships for a 30-minute introductory workshop covering how to search for awards, apply for major external fellowships, find funding for graduate school, and become 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.
  Note: The last day of summer workshops will be Wednesday, August 25. If you cannot attend the sessions, 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.
RSVP for Fellowships and Scholarships 101
Monday
05/24/21

Fully Funded Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Fellows Program – Application Now Open

Posted by Tim on May 24, 2021 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, UB nominates one sophomore or junior to become a Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) Fellow. These fellows are fully funded to participate in three-day leadership conferences in Washington, D.C. during the fall and spring semesters, in addition to completing a research paper that is eligible for publication and awards.

Since 1970, CSPC fellows have traveled to Washington, D.C. 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.

Criteria for students applying to become UB’s CSPC fellow:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Demonstrated interest in the American government.
  • Comfort with 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:

  • Attend two conferences in Washington, D.C. (one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester).
  • Undertake an original research project on a subject with direct relevance to the U.S. 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 p.m. on Monday, June 21.

Please contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.

Sunday
03/28/21

Scharps Legal Essay Competition

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2021 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities

  
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
 Scharps Legal Essay Competition  Award Information The Benjamin and David Scharps Legal Essay Competition is open to juniors and seniors (or freshmen or sophomores who have that status based on credit hours) at SUNY campuses who are interested in legal issues, or are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field. The topic of this year’s essay competition is Incorrect Criminal Suspect and Ensuing Chase.

First place prize: $1,500. Second place prize: $1,000.    Submission Information Students must submit their essays to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships by 5 p.m. onMonday, Apr. 19, 2021. 
 
Questions can be directed to fellowships@buffalo.edu.
   Learn more and apply to the Scharps Essay Competition
 24 Capen Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
fellowships@buffalo.edu
716-645-9100

buffalo.edu/fellowships
Monday
03/15/21

DEADLINE EXTENDED to March 29: American Institute of Indian Studies Online Language Programs (tuition awards available)

Posted by Tim on March 15, 2021 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Scholarship Opportunities

AIIS will be offering its summer language program online for summer 2021 and is extending the deadline for applying for the program until April 30, 2021. AIIS will be offering an eight-week program (June 14 to August 6) in

  • Bangla
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Kangri
  • Kannada
  • Konkani
  • Malayalam
  • Manipuri
  • Marathi
  • Mughal Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Sanskrit
  • Sindhi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Tibetan
  • Urdu

Students will have three options: a 140-hour program ($1,820), a 120-hour program ($1,560), and a 72-hour program ($936). Decisions about admissions will be made by May 10. To apply, students should go to www.indiastudies.org   

They should register on the portal but should ONLY upload one pdf containing two items: the two-page main application form and the one-page statement of purpose. They should NOT upload any other materials nor should they arrange for letters of recommendation. They would pay the $25 application fee through the Paypal link on the web site.

UB students are eligible for Rustgi South Asian Language Awards that cover part or all of the cost of tuition.

Visit https://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/asian-studies/study-abroad/study-abroad-awards.html#rustgi for more information. The deadline for Rustgi Award applications is March 29, 2021.

Saturday
02/27/21

Fulbright Scholars Panel

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Event, Fellowships, Information Session, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities

Friday, March 19, 3-4 p.m. (via Zoom)

Have you ever considered teaching, researching or earning a graduate degree abroad? The Fulbright Program offers opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.

Join us for a Fulbright panel discussion to hear personal stories from two of UB’s previous Fulbright recipients: Ashley Cercone (research grant to Turkey) and Paige Melin (English teaching assistant in Senegal). You will hear more about the possibilities of Fulbright and what it takes to be a Fulbright Scholar.

Registration is required. Confirmation will include Zoom details. For more information about this event contact fulbright@buffalo.edu. Visit the Fulbright Program website to learn about their programs.

Monday
02/22/21

UB Asian Studies Study Abroad Award/Rustgi South Asian Language Award (deadline March 29, 2021)

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2021 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

The Rustgi South Asian Language Award

Current UB undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for funding to attend intensive summer language programs such as those offered by

·       The American Institute of Indian Studies

·       University of Wisconsin South Asia Summer Language Institute

·       University of Washington Summer Nepali Language Course

·       University of Texas at Austin Summer Language Courses in Malayalam, Telugu, or Kannada

Applications for funding will be evaluated by UB Asian Studies Program faculty and staff. The Rustgi South Asian Language Award provides partial tuition subventions. Additional funds for living expenses incurred during the summer program may also be available. It is anticipated that the average award will be approximately $1,000 per student.

Eligibility:

  • Full-time enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Buffalo in good academic standing at the time of application.
  • At the time of application for this award, applicants must demonstrate that they have already applied to a summer language program. 
  • Awards are contingent upon the applicant’s acceptance into an appropriate South Asian summer language program

Criteria for Selection:

  • Awards will be based on academic merit and seriousness of purpose
  • The applicant agrees to be an ambassador for Asian Studies at UB by sending occasional posts and photos of their experiences for use on the Asian Studies Program’s social media and website. The applicant must also be willing to talk with other students about their experience upon returning to UB.
  • The applicant’s prior South Asian coursework or plans to enroll in additional South Asia-related courses at UB.
  • Preference shall be given to students seeking to learn “critical need” languages (Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu).
  • Preference shall be given to students who can demonstrate that they have also applied for the Critical Language ScholarshipBoren Awards, and/or  Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships.

Required Application Materials:

Applicants should send the following components in a single PDF file:

1)    Completed language program application form
2)    one-page (less than 500-word) statement of purpose describing your academic reasons for selecting a particular program, detailing how the study abroad program will fit into your overall academic program and goals, and how the program benefits you
3)    Transcripts: Applicants should scan their undergraduate and graduate transcripts (from U.S. or Canadian universities only) and include them in the single pdf file.
4)    Confirmation (email or scanned document) from AIIS, SAFLI, etc. indicating receipt of complete summer language program application.
5)    A simple budget indicating anticipated expenses and other sources of funding to which the applicant has applied.
6)    Recommended: documentation confirming submission of completed applications for the Critical Language Scholarship and/or Boren Scholarship
7)    Applicants should also submit one (1) letter of recommendation emailed as an attachment directly from their professor or instructor. Instructors may also mail their recommendations in a sealed envelope signed by the instructor to Asian Studies Program, 412 Clemens Hall, Buffalo NY 14260.

*Application deadline is March 29, 2021

Please contact the Asian Studies Program at Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.

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The Asian Studies 2020-2021 Study Abroad Award

The 2020-2021 study abroad award supports study abroad for Fall 2021, AY 2021-2022, or Spring 2022. The deadline for applications is March 29, 2021.

The awards will range between $500 and $1000. All UB undergraduate students who are studying abroad in Asia are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to students majoring or minoring in the Asian Studies Program and/or minoring in Korean.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment as an undergraduate at the University of Buffalo in good academic standing at the time of your application
  • At the time of applying for this award, you must already have applied to a study abroad program in Asia through the UB Study Abroad office. Exceptions will be considered with prior approval from the Asian Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Walter Hakala.

Criteria:

  • Foreign language study is a component of the program
  • Participation in an established, credit-bearing study abroad or exchange program
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who are studying abroad for the first time or in a country or region to which they have never before traveled
  • Awards are based on academic merit and seriousness of purpose
  • The applicant agrees to be an ambassador for Asian Studies at UB by sending occasional posts and photos of their experiences while in-country for use on the Asian Studies Program’s social media and website. The applicant must also be willing to talk with other students about their study abroad experience upon returning to UB.

Application Materials and Guidelines:

Please submit the following 4 items:

  1. The application form.
  2. A personal statement no longer than 3 pages double-spaced, 11 or 12 point font following the outline below:
    1. The Program. Describe the program: what is the length of the program, the course of intended study, and the language focus? You may include a program info sheet or brochure as supporting paperwork if one exists.
    1. The Language. What language training have you acquired prior to the study abroad program? What is your expected proficiency at the end of the study abroad program? What is your goal in learning this language?
    1. Academic Purpose. Describe your academic reasons for selecting a particular program and explain in detail how the study abroad program will fit into your overall academic program and goals.
    1. Development. Describe how the program benefits your personal, academic, and professional development.
    1. Candidacy. Why are you a particularly strong candidate for this award?
  3. One letter of recommendation from a professor who has taught you in an Asian Studies-related course. The letter of recommendation must be emailed as an attachment directly from the professor.
  4. A current copy of your unofficial transcript.

All application materials must be submitted no later than 4pm on Monday, March 29, 2021. 

Submission Guidelines: 

Email Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu with “Study Abroad Award Application: [your name]” in the subject line. Attach the completed application form, your personal statement, and your transcripts. Ask your professor to email their letter of recommendation as an attachment to Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu with “Study Abroad Recommendation: [your name]” in the subject line.

Please contact the Asian Studies Program at Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.

Monday
02/08/21

Women’s Empowerment in Action & Undergraduate Scholarship Workshop February 12

Posted by Tim on February 8, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Scholarship Opportunities

Women’s Empowerment in Action & Undergraduate Scholarship

Feb. 12, 2021, 12-1 p.m.

Join the Gender Institute and the Experiential Learning Network for an interactive Zoom conversation about catalyzing women’s empowerment around the globe—and how students can get involved. The joint scholarship offered by the Gender Institute and ELN will also be discussed.

Monday
02/01/21

Spring 2021 National Science Foundation Development Workshops

Posted by Tim on February 1, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Are you an undergraduate junior/senior or first year graduate student looking to fund a research-based graduate degree in a STEM field?

Register today for our upcoming 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.

If you are unable to attend the live workshops, please register to access saved recordings of the 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 2021. Deadlines vary by discipline but are generally in late October.
 
If you are interested in applying for the NSF GRFP in October 2021, please join us for this four 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.

To be eligible to apply for NSF GRFP in October 2021, you must be:

  • A current rising undergraduate junior/senior or first year graduate 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:
March 3, 10, 24 and 31 from 9-10 a.m.

RSVP for the NSF Development Workshops