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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
Tuesday
02/25/20

South Asia Summer Language Institute – Summer 2020

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities, Student experience, Summer Courses

South Asia Summer Language Institute

  1. SASLI Application is open until April 1, 2020. As a reminder, we will be offering Nepali and Punjabi as new additions for the Summer 2020, in addition to Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan, and Urdu. To apply, click here.  
  2. SASLI Distance Learning Applications are now open until April 1, 2020! Want to study at SASLI, but find it difficult to spend 8 weeks away from your current obligations? Distance learning is the perfect opportunity to still partake in SASLI, without having to relocate to Madison. More information about the requirements and link to the application can be found here.
  3. SASLI Half/Full Fee Remission Application is now open until April 1, 2020! SASLI is excited to announce that our scholarship, which covers between 50 to 100% of the SASLI tuition is now accepting applications. Get in your application now to be considered for such an incredible opportunity. Application guidelines can be found here.
  4. WISLI Tuition Scholarship is now accepting applications until April 1, 2020! This scholarship provides coverage of tuition and segregated fees for language study in the summer 2020. Application requirements can be found here.
Monday
02/24/20

2020 Asian Studies Undergraduate Study Abroad Award

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2020 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

The 2020 Undergraduate Study Abroad Award

The Undergraduate Study Abroad Award supports study abroad for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, AY 2020-21, or Spring 2021. The deadline for the application is March 30, 2020.

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

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. Amanda Kennell.

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 online application form (http://asianstudies.buffalo.edu/).
  2. A personal statement no longer than 3 pages double-spaced, 11 or 12 point font, following the outline below:
    • 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 documentation if one exists.
    • 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?
    • 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.
  2. 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 submitted in a sealed envelope signed by the professor or emailed as an attachment directly from the professor.
  4. A current copy of your transcript.

Submission Instructions

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.

*All application materials must be submitted by 4pm on Monday, March 30, 2020.*

Please direct any questions about your submission to Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu.

Friday
02/14/20

Spring 2020 Fulbright and NSF Development Workshops

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2020 in Fellowships, Financial Aid, Information Session, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Register today for our Fulbright and NSF Development Workshops happening in March!

Note: These awards are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The workshops are primarily meant for undergraduate juniors, first-year PhDs for NSF, and graduate students at any level for Fulbright. All workshops will be held in 24 Capen.

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. Applications will be due in the fall.  

In this program you will learn more about the Fulbright, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. Students are required to commit to all four sessions.

Dates:
March 2, 9, and 23 from 2-3pm 
OR
March 3, 10, and 24 from 2-3pm

Click here to RSVP to attend the Fulbright Application Development Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) 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 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. Students are required to commit to all four sessions.
To be eligible to apply for NSF GRFP in October 2020, you must be:

  • A current rising senior or first-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:
March 3, 10, 24, and 31

9-10 a.m. OR 4-5 p.m.

Click here to RSVP to attend the NSF Workshops

Also, check out this video about UB Students who have received the NSF GRFP and the amazing things they’re doing with their research.

Please reach out to  fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions!

Friday
01/31/20

Spring 2020 Fellowship & Scholarship Workshops

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2020 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

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

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes – Freshmen and Sophomores with 3.7+ GPA

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Student experience, Study Abroad, Summer Courses, Summer Research

If you are a freshman or sophomore and are interested in possibly winning a grant to study abroad in the UK this summer, read on!

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three or four week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

There are four summer institutes this year: 

  1. Glasgow (Technology, Innovation and Creativity)
  2. Bristol (exploring the intersection of arts, activism and social justice) 
  3. Belfast (understanding Ireland from a Northern Irish perspective)
  4. Aberystwyth (contemporary issues in Identity and Nationhood, through the lens of Wales)

The Institute costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and its partner institutions include:

·         Return US-UK airfare

·         Tuition and fees at the host institution

·         Accommodation

·         In some cases, a small daily allowance for meals

To be eligible, students must*:

·         Be a US citizen and possess a US passport

·         Have had little or no study/travel outside of the US or North America

·         Have a minimum GPA of 3.7

·         Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program

·         Be able to participate in the program in its entirety

·         Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes

The deadline is February 11th, so this is something you’re interested in, you’ll want to start working on now. If you are interested in applying, drop me an email. 

See fuller descriptions of the programs here: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk/uk-summer-institutes