Free Chiropractic Services for Graduate Students

Graduate Students,

You may be unaware that at Michael Hall Student Health Center (South Campus) you have free chiropractic available Monday 1-5 pm, Wednesday from 9-12 pm, 1- 5 pm and Friday 12-1 pm . Chiropractic can help with back pain, neck pain, headaches and other joint issues you may have. Additionally, we are adding another room for your convenience. Please call 716-685-9631 today for an appointment as we usually fill up fast.

Gerald Stevens DC,MS,MPH

SBI Spring Programming Grants Now Available ~ Deadline February 19th

Spring 2016 SBI Programming Grant applications are due Friday, February 19th!

All grant applications must include the signature of the GSA Treasurer in order to be considered, so please make sure to bring all applications to the GSA office (310 Student Union) by THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH at 4:30pm in order for them to be signed.

“The primary function of the Programming Grant is to fund programs that further the quality of student life, and enrich the educational, cultural and social experiences at the University at Buffalo. In light of these goals, organizations that receive awards are to use them to expand existing programs or to help launch new projects.”

Grants of up to $3,000.00 can be awarded to any recognized university affiliated student organization.  Please make sure to read through the application carefully, as some changes have been made from last semester.

The application is attached here, and hard copies can be picked up from the GSA Office (310 Student Union) or the SBI Office (341 Student Union). The deadline for submission is Friday, February 19, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Please note that this is a rigid deadline, after which grant applications will not be accepted.

SBI Programming Grant Notifications will be distributed to the grant applicants by Monday, February 29, 2016.

Free Tax Preparation Services

Dear University Community:

On behalf of the School of Management, I am pleased to announce that our IRS-certified accounting students will again offer free tax preparation services to individuals and families with an annual income below $53,000. UB employees* and students are encouraged to take advantage of this service and to invite their families and neighbors to do the same.

The service will be offered at the North and South campuses. Dates, times, locations, maps and other important details can be found at the link below:


Paul Tesluk
Interim Dean
School of Management

* Please note that tax preparation for nonresident aliens requires special processing that is beyond the scope of the services provided by Beta Alpha Psi volunteers. Beginning in mid-February, UB employees and students who are nonresident aliens may visit this website to find out if you are eligible to use Sprintax for income tax filing.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Development Program for First Year Graduate Students

NSFWould you like to be fully funded for graduate school? Many students think that they will be “fully funded” throughout their graduate programs but what that really means is that they have a TA, teaching assistantship, where they are paid to teach 20 hours a week. A fellowship like the NSF GRFP is truly a fully funded award.

The NSF 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 US citizens, US national status or permanent resident, intend to pursue a research-based Master’s or Ph.D. program in an NSF-supported field, have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent) as of August 1, 2016, or meet the criteria for the extenuating circumstance described in Section IV of the Program Solicitation. Applications become available in August and the deadlines vary by discipline but are generally due in late October and early November.

To prepare a completive application UB will be hosting a series of workshops this spring. Students will learn more about how to apply for the NSF GRFP and others, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal. These sessions will be hosted by UB’s Fellowship & Scholarship Coordinator, Elizabeth Colucci and a writing consultant Dr. Jennifer Morrison.

Sessions will be held on February 15 & 27 and March 21 & 28. The sessions will be offered from either 9-10:00 or 3:00-4:00 each of the 4 sessions. Students are required to commit to all 4 sessions which includes beginning preparations of the 3 page past research and personal statement and 2 page research proposal. To be considered for this program, students must complete the attached application and return it by January 25th.
For questions please contact Elizabeth Colucci at

Fulbright Development Program for Graduate Students

FulbrightWould you like to spend a year doing work or research abroad? The Fulbright program for students provides funded opportunities for international research or study. Students can apply for a Fulbright study/research grant in over 150 countries.*

Fulbright applications are due almost a full year before your dates of travel. The campus deadline for travel during the 2017-18 academic year will be in September 2016. So now’s the time to start thinking about your application! In February 2016 the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships will offer a four-part workshop to help you prepare a competitive application.

Graduate students will learn more about the Fulbright study/research grant, how to choose the appropriate affiliate and how to develop a strong proposal. These sessions will be hosted by UB’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Colleen Culleton and the Fellowship & Scholarship Coordinator, Elizabeth Colucci.

Sessions will be held on February 8 & 22 and March 7 & 28. You can choose from two different timeslots (either 9-10:00 or 3:00-4:00) to accommodate your schedule. Participants are required to commit to all 4 sessions which include preparation of a one-page personal statement and a two-page project proposal. To be considered for this program, students must complete the attached application and return it by January 25th.

For questions please contact Elizabeth Colucci at or Dr. Colleen Culleton at For more information about the Fulbright Programs
*To qualify for Fulbright U.S. Student Programs, applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a bachelor’s degree by the time their Fulbright year starts, but not yet have a Ph.D. Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.

Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship ~ Call for Applicants

2016-2017 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship
In Partnership with the New York Council for the Humanities

The New York Council for the Humanities and its seven partner universities announce the call for applicants for the 2016-2017 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship.

The Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship was developed by the New York Council for the Humanities in partnership with seven New York research universities to bring humanities scholarship into the public realm, encourage emerging humanities scholars to conceive of their work in relation to the public sphere, develop scholars’ skills for doing public work, and strengthen the public humanities community in New York State. The year-long Fellowship will involve a combination of training in the methods and approaches of public scholarship and work by the Fellow to explore the public dimensions of their own scholarship in partnership with a community organization.

The skills and experiences afforded by the Fellowship are intended to serve scholars who have a record of working with the public as well as those who are starting to explore the public humanities. It is equally valuable for scholars who plan to pursue careers within the academy and those who plan to pursue other career paths.

• The Fellow is required to attend a two-day orientation run by the New York Council for the Humanities at their New York City office on Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
• During the Fellowship year, the Fellow will develop a plan to implement a public humanities project and identify community partners for that project.
• The Fellow will participate in webinars and workshops throughout the Fellowship year and attend a final meeting of the Fellows in June 2017.
• The Fellow will present the outcomes of their research and public work to the university community in coordination with their university and submit a final report to the New York Council for the Humanities.

During the course of the Fellowship, Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in events sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities. Fellows are also eligible for project funds from the Council to support public programs developed during the course of their Fellowship. Throughout the Fellowship, Fellows are encouraged to work collaboratively with the Council to identify community partners, explore public humanities methods and programs, and share findings as their research progresses.

Fellows will be part of a cohort from these seven New York universities: The City University of New York Graduate Center, Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Stony Brook, and Syracuse University.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be residents of New York State and enrolled as a graduate student in a humanities discipline, broadly defined, at one of these seven universities: The City University of New York Graduate Center, Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Stony Brook, or Syracuse University.

DURATION & STIPEND: Duration of the Fellowship is August 2016 to June 2017, including mandatory attendance at a two-day orientation on August 22-23, 2016 in New York City. The Fellowship stipend is $8,000, plus a $500 travel and research stipend. The Fellowship is supported by grants from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit an online application, including a resume/CV and two references, by Friday, February 12, 2016. The link to the application is here: Public Humanities Fellowship Application

Applicants will be notified of final decisions by Friday, April 8, 2016.

CONTACT: New York Council for the Humanities Program Officer Adam Capitanio (212-233-1131 / or the humanities center on your campus.

ABOUT THE NEW YORK COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES: The mission of the New York Council for the Humanities is to help all New Yorkers become thoughtful participants in our communities by promoting critical inquiry, cultural understanding, and civic engagement. Founded in 1975, the New York Council for the Humanities is the sole statewide proponent of public access to the humanities. The Council is a private 501(c)3 that receives Federal, State, and private funding.