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Tuesday
01/18/22

Apply Now to the UB SPARK Program

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2022 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Discover Your Spark
We would like to invite you to apply for the Spark Program, offered by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships. This virtual eight-week program will help to foster your spark of potential and engage with you on a number of topics, including: Learning about fully-funded graduate and gap year programs. 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. Networking with your peers, as well as faculty and staff. Most of all, you will learn how to apply for competitive fellowships and scholarships, and the resources available at UB that will help you do it!
Program Dates: Mondays, 5-6:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 14.
Deadline to apply is Feb. 6.
Learn more and apply to the Spark Program!
Tuesday
12/28/21

Thomas and Jessica Occhino Honors College Experiential Learning Fund Application Deadline February 28

Posted by Tim on December 28, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities

Applications available from January 31 through February 28: Thomas and Jessica Occhino Honors College Experiential Learning Fund

Established in 2021 by Thomas Occhino (BS’07) and Jessica Occhino to promote inclusive excellence, equity and diversity by supporting undergraduate students who wish to participate in an experiential learning opportunity (including but not limited to unpaid internships). Students should be enrolled in the Honors College, accepted into a major in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and be a member of a group underrepresented in engineering and computer science (examples include, but are not limited to, students who are female, LGBTQ, Black, Latinx, Native American, a veteran, or have a disability). If a student who is in both the Honors College and SEAS cannot be identified, the award will be given to students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who meet the other fund criteria.

For more details and to submit an application between 1/31 and 2/28  visit: https://buffalo.academicworks.com/opportunities/8356

Friday
11/19/21

STEM Funding and Research Opportunities

Posted by Tim on November 19, 2021 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

Undergraduate Students
Paid Summer Research Programs — deadlines are fast approaching!  

PathwaysToScience.org has a searchable database of 600+ summer research programs in all STEM disciplines. These are all FULLY FUNDED opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc. We also have a selection of resources to help you strengthen your applications:

https://pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.aspx

If you are considering graduate school, search FULLY FUNDED graduate programs in a variety of disciplines, and view resources on applying:

https://pathwaystoscience.org/Grad.aspx

If you need help finding a program that’s a good fit, please feel free to email me at ldetrick@ibparticipation.org for assistance. You can also follow us on Facebook for program deadlines and updates.

Graduate Students

Search paid summer research programs for graduate students, travel grants, and fellowships – many deadlines fast approaching!

https://pathwaystoscience.org/Grad.aspx

Search our postdoc positions and view tips on applying for postdoc positions, here: https://pathwaystoscience.org/Postdocs_Portal.aspx

Friday
09/17/21

Fellowships and Scholarships Roundup: STEM Edition

Posted by Tim on September 17, 2021 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Information Session, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

Fellowships and Scholarships Banner   Fellowships and Scholarships Roundup: STEM Edition    

Undergraduate Opportunities  
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship What: 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 3.8 or higher GPA. Students must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident. 
Deadline: November Learn more about the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.  

Morris K. Udall Scholarship What: This scholarship is for students who intend to become leaders in any field related to the environment, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice and economics. The foundation particularly seeks to support future Native American and Alaskan Native leaders.
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 Morris K. Udall Scholarship.    

Open to Undergraduates and Graduates  
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program (NSF GRFP) What: Funding for students pursuing graduate degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, behavioral and social sciences. There are various award types available, see program website for all availabilities. 
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.    

Graduate Opportunities  
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    

Other STEM Funding Opportunities  
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow

Hertz Foundation

NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program     Tip of the Day   The editing process is crucial. First drafts usually aren’t perfect, give yourself the time and utilize available resources to polish your application. The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships is always willing to review applications with students, and the Center for Excellence in Writing has an amazing staff that can help as well. 
Monday
09/13/21

Aaron N Bloch and Gino Calvi Memorial Scholarships Deadline October 6, 2021

Posted by Tim on September 13, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities

Aaron N. Bloch and Gino Calvi Memorial Scholarships

The Honors College is the proud beneficiary of two scholarships given annually to recognize honors students with outstanding leadership potential – the Aaron N. Bloch Memorial Scholarship and the Gino Calvi Memorial Scholarship.  The Bloch Scholarship was established by his family after his untimely death while serving as Provost at UB.  The Calvi Scholarship was created by his family and friends after Mr. Calvi’s untimely death in the World Trade Center disaster.  Mr. Calvi and his wife were undergraduates at UB.  Both scholarships have been made available to Honors Scholars in good standing who have recently finished their sophomore year of study at UB (current juniors)*.

The Bloch Scholarship states that:  “Specifically the award shall be given annually to a student in the University Honors College who demonstrates unusual creativity and independence of mind, and who shares promise of benefiting humanity within his or her lifetime.”  The value of the award for the 2021 cycle is $750.00.

The Calvi Scholarship states that:  “The award shall be given annually to a student in the University Honors College who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities and who shows promise of benefiting humanity within his or her lifetime.”  The value of this award for the 2021 cycle is $3,000.00.

With these parameters in mind, we are seeking applications for these awards from among the Honors Scholars who have recently completed their sophomore year (four semesters of study at UB).  If you wish to apply for either or both scholarships, please forward to the Honors College by 5pm on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 a two-page statement of your goals and a resume listing the experiences you feel meet the specified requirements. Send your information electronically, in pdf format, to honors@buffalo.edu with your name and the name of the scholarship you are applying for on each document.   If you choose to apply for both scholarships, please send two separate applications noting the scholarship name on each document and in each statement.

*Awarding of these funds is contingent upon confirmation of award eligibility from the Office of Financial Aid. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Honors College at 716-645-3020.

Monday
09/13/21

Thomas and Jessica Occhino Honors College Experiential Learning Fund for SEAS Students Deadline October 31, 2021

Posted by Tim on September 13, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities

OCTOBER 31 – Thomas and Jessica Occhino Honors College Experiential Learning Fund

Established in 2021 by Thomas Occhino (BS’07) and Jessica Occhino to promote inclusive excellence, equity and diversity by supporting undergraduate students who wish to participate in an experiential learning opportunity (including but not limited to unpaid internships). Students should be enrolled in the Honors College, accepted into a major in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and be a member of a group underrepresented in engineering and computer science (examples include, but are not limited to, students who are female, LGBTQ, Black, Latinx, Native American, a veteran, or have a disability). If a student who is in both the Honors College and SEAS cannot be identified, the award will be given to students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who meet the other fund criteria.

For more details and to submit an application visit: https://buffalo.academicworks.com/opportunities/8356

Monday
08/30/21

Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Workshops

Posted by Tim on August 30, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Fellowships and Scholarships 101
Do you want to find more opportunities for fellowships and scholarships? Join us for our virtual workshop any week during the fall 2021 semester.
Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Workshop
Every Tuesday at 12 p.m.
Every Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Register here to get the Zoom link to attend.
If you cannot attend either of these times, check out our Fellowships and Scholarships 101 series on our YouTube channel
Friday
07/30/21

SUNY NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal Webinar

Posted by Tim on July 30, 2021 in Event, Fellowships, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Dear Students,
 
Are you applying for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in this year’s competition? This will be a particularly good year to apply, as NSF has announced plans to increase the number of GRFP awards!  
 
Sponsored by SUNY’s Office of Research and Economic Development and hosted by Professor Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University, SUNY Research Fellow for Innovation in Graduate Education (and former Program Director of NSF GRFP), this webinar series is designed 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).
 
Except for Webinar #1, which was conducted earlier this year, each webinar will begin with a presentation (recorded over Zoom in summer of 2020), followed by live Q&A and discussion.  

Don’t worry if you cannot make the scheduled time for a particular webinar; you can view the pre-recorded presentation (about 1.5 hour) at any time and then join the scheduled webinar later, for live Q&A, or come to the scheduled office hours with your questions, strategic issues, or statement drafts.

Below are the links and passwords to access the webinar recordings and to register.  Please email jacquie.spano@rfsuny.org with any questions.
WEBINAR #1 (For undergraduates only)
Are You Ready For Graduate School? Finding Fellowship Funding 


This recorded webinar was conducted live on April 28, 2021. Are you curious about or excited by the prospect of a career in research? Are you thinking about a career in a leadership role that involves science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? 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 #1 recording
WEBINAR #2
Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Monday, August 2 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
This webinar will include all the basics about GRFP, such as the benefits, eligibility, parts of the application, the review process, and basic tips and strategies. Please bring your questions! 

Webinar #2 recording (Password: Research2020)

Register

Webinar #3
Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)
Wednesday, August 4 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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. Bring your questions and draft statements for comments! 

Webinar #3 recording (Password: Research2020)

Register

Webinar #4
Write! (As if Your Career Depends on it)
Thursday, August 5 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

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). Bring your questions and draft statements for comments! 

Webinar #4 Recording (Password: Research2020)

Register

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