University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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

https://zoom.us/j/489034460

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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

https://zoom.us/j/770183414

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Meeting ID: 770 183 414 

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

https://zoom.us/j/957866997

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Meeting ID: 957 866 997 

Wednesday
04/24/19

Hillel of Buffalo invites students to AJC Global Forum Conference in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Hillel of Buffalo is sending a delegation to the AJC Global Forum in Washington, DC June 2-June 4, 2019. Undergraduate students are invited to apply and if accepted, it is an all expenses paid trip.

Here’s some info about the AJC Global Forum:

The AJC Global Forum is a unique policy and advocacy conference. Each year more than 2,500 people from over 70 countries convene to discuss, debate, and advocate on vital issues affecting the future of world Jewry. This year’s Global Forum runs June 2-4, 2019. This year, student leaders will have the opportunity to network with one another and hundreds of leading campus activists from across the world while engaging in advocacy and leadership training geared toward students confronting the toughest challenges on campus. Participants will also fully participate in Global Forum’s sessions and advocacy opportunities.

Apply for the AJC Global Forum 2019 Campus leaders program, by clicking here.

The deadline to apply is April 30th. Please contact Logan Woodard, Hillel of Buffalo for more information: logan@hillelbuffalo.org

Wednesday
04/10/19

Fulbright Applications Now Open…Apply to See the World!

Posted by Tim on April 10, 2019 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

Do you want to see the world after graduation? Learn a new language? Live someplace complete different from Buffalo? Conduct research in an international setting? Do something different before law/medical/graduate school? 

Consider applying for a Fulbright award to study, research, or teach English abroad after you graduate. 

Next year, six UB students will be embarking on the adventure of a lifetime to teach/research in Mongolia, Malaysia, India, Germany, Turkey, and Senegal. This could be you in 2020-21 in any of over 130 countries around the world. 

The application cycle for funding academic year 20-21 has just opened and applications will be due internally by the first day of the fall semester. Now is the time to come talk to me, Pat McDevitt (mcdevitt@buffalo.edu), or Megan Stewart (mrp6@buffalo.edu) in the Fellowship Office about applying. 

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to come talk to us about planning for the future. If you’re in the Honors College, you are probably a very strong and competitive candidate. Why not apply? 

Check out the program here: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-awards

Monday
02/25/19

Honors College International Study Scholarship

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2019 in Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

Monday
01/28/19

Apply for SPARK Spring 2019

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Application Open for Spring 2019   Apply Here

The program meets over the course of eight weeks for lunch or dinner; it introduces students to opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Throughout the program, participants meet students who have previously applied for and won prestigious awards. It is designed to give students the opportunity to assess their strengths, envision their futures and create plans to become competitive for major fellowships and scholarships. Students will complete Clifton StrengthsFinder and begin to write a personal statement.

Freshman and sophomores are eligible to apply.

Course Times: Tuesdays (5-6:30pm), Thursdays (12-1:30pm)
Application Deadline: Monday, February 4