University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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

Wednesday
11/06/19

Willie R Evans Legacy Scholarship

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2019 in Scholarship Opportunities

The Willie R Evans Legacy Scholarship was established in 2010 by the UB Alumni Association in honor of Willie R. Evans, EDM ’60. In order to qualify for this award, the applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student with a parent, grandparent, or guardian who graduated from UB. 

Preference is given to students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. FAFSA is recommended since financial need may be considered. Finalists may be interviewed. 

Supplemental Questions:

  • Applicants must include activities they are involved in outside of their academic studies and their level of involvement in each.
  • Also applicants are asked to submit a narrative explaining what a UB legacy means to them. 

Application deadline: 11/15/2019

By following this link you will be able to see ALL the scholarships available through the UB scholarship portal including the UBAA awards.

Tuesday
10/01/19

2020-2021 Language Programs in India (Funding Available)

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2020 and academic year 2020-2021 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Hyderabad), Gujarati (Ahmedabad), Kannada (Mysore), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram), Mughal Persian (Lucknow), Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request. For summer Hindi we require the equivalent of one year of prior Hindi study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer. Summer students should apply for FLAS or other funding if available at their institutions to cover the costs of the program. Funding for Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu is available through the U.S. State Department’s CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org). AIIS has some funding available for summer students who cannot procure their own funding. This funding is allocated on the basis of the language committee’s ranking of the applicants. AIIS will award language fellowships, on a competitive basis, to academic year and fall semester students, which would cover all expenses for the program. Those eligible for these fellowships are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will have had the equivalent of at least two years of prior language study by September 2020. AIIS offers Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Urdu and other languages at all levels for the fall and academic year although fellowships would only be available for students who will have had the equivalent of two years of prior language study by the beginning of the program.AIIS will offer funding to masters students to complete a capstone project of their choosing upon completion of the summer program. The application deadline is December 31, 2019. Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site at www.indiastudies.org. For more information: Phone: 773-702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu.

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 your PhD: Fellowships for Graduate Study

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Tuesday, September 3 at 4:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall

Virtual Workshop: Wednesday, October 9 at 4:00 p.m.

Are you seeking funding for your graduate education? This session will provide tools and guidance to help you identify fellowships and scholarships to support your PhD, as well as research and dissertation funding. Open to all students.

Sponsored by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.

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.

Thursday
08/22/19

Breaking the Code: Finding Research and Funding for STEM Students

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Thursday, August 29 at 2:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall
Friday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall
Wednesday, November 12 at 3:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall

For students in STEM, participating in research can lead to funding. Learn about conducting research on and off campus as well as prestigious opportunities such as the Goldwater Scholarship and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Fellowships and Scholarships covered in theses workshops are only open to US Citizens. Not intended for international students.

Sponsored by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.

Thursday
08/22/19

Funding your Future: Fellowships and Scholarships 101

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Every Monday at 10 a.m. in 24 Capen Hall (August 26-November 25)

Every Thursday at 2 p.m. in 24 Capen Hall (August 29-November 21)

What is a fellowship or scholarship? How do you find these opportunities, and how do you become competitive for them? Learn more about this process at our 30-minute introductory workshops, held throughout the semester. Open to all students. Co-Sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.

Tuesday
07/23/19

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Webinar

Posted by Tim on July 23, 2019 in Fellowships, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

We hope you are enjoying the heart of your summer break.  The UB Honors College was recently made aware of a webinar series available to rising college seniors that will get you up to speed on the application requirements for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  Please see the attached document for details.  If you participate in the webinar and find your interest in the Fellowship spiked, please discuss the opportunity further with your Honors College advisor and UB’s Office of Fellowships & Scholarships once back on campus for the Fall semester.

https://blogs.honors.buffalo.edu/honorablemention/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/07/SUNYs-NSF-GRFP-Webinar-Training-Information.pdf

Monday
07/08/19

National Science Foundation Development Programs for Doctoral Students and Rising Seniors

Posted by Tim on July 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

In Person NSF GRFP Preparation Program:

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for First Year PhD Students and Rising Seniors

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards three-year scholarships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science. This fellowship carries a stipend of $32,000 per year plus a cost of education allowance to cover tuition and fees for three years. This is a significant graduate fellowship that affords students the freedom to focus on their research and lessen the time to degree completion.

To qualify, applicants must be U.S. citizens, have U.S. national status or be permanent residents, and intend to pursue a research-based master’s or PhD program in an NSF-supported field. Applications become available in August and the deadlines vary by discipline but are generally in late October and early November.

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.

Dates:              August 15 and 16

Time:               9-11 a.m.

Place:              107 Capen Hall

RSVP to attend the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshops

Virtual NSF GRFP Preparation Program:

SUNY is sponsoring a series of three webinars to prepare rising senior undergraduates and first-and second-year graduate students in STEM fields to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Because it takes time to put together a winning application, we will hold the series from July 23-31 so that students can get started over the summer for the October deadlines. Webinars will be conducted by Prof. Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University (recently returned from NSF). Webinar topics are as follows:

Webinar #1:  Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program  Tues July 23, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (1.5 hours)

Webinar #2:  Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)  Thurs July 25, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (1.5 hours)

Webinar #3:  Write! (As if your Career Depends on it)  Wed July 31, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (2.0 hours)

Home – NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) www.nsfgrfp.org About the Program. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Attendees must register, but registration goes through immediately. Then, just follow the links provided below to join each of the Zoom webinars.  Each webinar is expected to be open 1/2 hour in advance of the starting time. We expect to record the webinars and make them available with a SUNY login.

If you have questions, please reply to Jacquie Spano. 

ZOOM LINKS:

Webinar #1:  Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program  (1.5 hours)

Tues July 23, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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

Registration URL #1: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/cbcd9468d3aff3c0dc2040ba88984b7b

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #1. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #1. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting #1

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Meeting ID: 489 034 460 

Webinar #2:  Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)  (1.5 hours)
Thurs July 25, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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

Registration URL #2: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/8ac0348cfe61f06d7c24e00bf0acd2b8

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #2. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #2. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting #2

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Webinar #3:  Write! (As if your Career Depends on it)  (2.0 hours)
Wed July 30, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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)

Registration URL #3: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/c5591374016f3a55c5b9141539e44ee6

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #3. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #3. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting #3

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Meeting ID: 957 866 997