University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
03/14/22

Chen-Kuo, Amy and Aileen Chang Memorial Award for Junior Honors Scholars Deadline to apply is April 1, 2022

Posted by Tim on March 14, 2022 in Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities

Attention junior Honors College Scholars!

The Honors College is pleased to offer the following $1,000 award:

Established by Dr. Daniel O’Hearn along with friends and family in memory of Dr. O’Hearn’s wife, Aileen Chang, MD ’91, BS ’87, and her parents Chen-Kuo and Amy Chang.  Must be a junior in good standing in the University Honors College and demonstrate an intention to continue their studies in the medical research field.  Preference will be given to a student who:

1.  is studying Oncology, specifically lung cancer in non-smokers and/or women

2.  has financial need

3.  demonstrates a strong interest in medicine and research

4.  has worked on or had employment experience in medicine/oncology research and/or is working on a related innovative and novel research project

5.  has plans to pursue research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center    

To submit an application visit: https://buffalo.academicworks.com/opportunities/8431

Deadline is April 1, 2022

Monday
02/07/22

NSF REU Research Funding Information

Posted by Tim on February 7, 2022 in Academics, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

The NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students and supports active research participation by undergraduates in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects.  This type of summer experience is important if you plan to pursue graduate studies.  It can greatly strengthen your resume.

Each student accepted in an REU program is associated with a specific research project, where they work closely with faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends to cover living expenses and, in many cases, are provided assistance with housing and travel. To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

By using NSF’s web page, Search for an REU Site, you can find opportunities across the U.S., in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you can search by keywords to identify sites by a particular research topic or with certain features, such as a particular location.

For information and application materials, contact the individual funded sites. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.

If you are interested in applying to an active REU site within SUNY, please review the information and links below. We’ve included an REU site from NY Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center as well. 

InstitutionSite NameResearch Topics/Keywords
University at BuffaloEnvironmental Engineering Solutions for Pollution PreventionEnvironmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering, Sustainability, Pollution Prevention, Air Pollution, Water Pollution
University at BuffaloREU site: Data-driven Materials DesignMaterials Research, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Materials Informatics, Interdisciplinary Research
Stony Brook UniversityREU Site: Broadening Undergraduate Research Participation in Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook UniversityPhysics, Astronomy, Experiment, Theory, Computational Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, Accelerator, Nuclear, High Energy Physics, AMO, Theoretical Cosmology and the Laser Teaching Center.
Stony Brook UniversityREU Site: Data + Computing = DiscoveryComputational and Data Science, High Performance Computing, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Engineering, Materials Science, Neurobiology, Chemistry, Physics, Digital Arts, Linguistics.
Stony Brook UniversityREU Site:  Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and the EnvironmentNanotechnology for Health, Energy and Environment
SUNY College at OswegoCollaborative Research: REU Site: Training Diverse Undergraduate Teams of Veterans and non-Veterans to Conduct Trauma Research with VeteransPublic Health Trauma Research
NY Department of Health, Wadsworth CenterREU Site: Networked Projects in Cell and Molecular Biology at the Wadsworth CenterBiosciences, collaborative research, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, computational biology, bioinformatics

NSF REU Site Areas

 Good luck, and please let us know if you have any questions. 

Friday
01/28/22

UUP Undergraduate Scholarship Applications Now Accepted

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2022 in Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

UUP scholarship applications now accepted Time is running out to apply for annual scholarships of $3,000 offered by UUP. March 1 is the deadline to apply for two scholarships, the UUP College Scholarship Fund Undergraduate Scholarship and the William Scheuerman Post-Baccalaureate Scholarship. Applications are on UUP’s website, at uupinfo.org/awards.The College Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to a maximum of four SUNY undergraduates who excel academically and are dedicated to the goals and ideals of the labor movement. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled at SUNY state-operated schools and have a minimum grade point average of 3.75. Applicants for the Scheuerman scholarship must have completed at least nine credits at any SUNY graduate or professional school with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.95. For more information, go HERE on the UUP website.
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 March 10

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

Applications available from January 31 through March 10: 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