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.