National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for First Year Ph.D. students
Would you like to be fully funded for graduate school? Many students think that they will be “fully funded” throughout their graduate programs but they really have a Teaching Assistantship (TA position) 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, have US national status or be permanent residents, intend to pursue a research-based master’s or Ph.D. 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: www.nsfgrfp.org.
To help you prepare a competitive application UB will be hosting a series of NSF GRPF workshops this spring. You will learn more about how to apply for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal. These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships along with a writing consultant from the Center for Excellence in Writing.
Sessions will be held on Thursdays: February 15, March 1, March 15 and March 29. The sessions will be offered from either 9:00am-10:00am or 3:00pm-4:00pm on each of these days. Students are required to commit to all 4 sessions which includes beginning preparation of the 3 page past research and personal statement and 2 page research proposal.
To be considered for this program, students must complete the online application by 5pm EST on Monday, January 29: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/nsf_development_program.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at email@example.com.
The GSA Office Winter Break schedule will be as follow:
- Office open through Monday, December 18th
- Office closed Tuesday, December 19th – Monday, January 8th
- Office on Summer Hours Monday, January 8th – Friday, January 26th
- Open Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm, Closed on Fridays
- Office closed Monday, January 15th for MLK Jr. Day (University Closed)
- Regular Business Hours resume Monday, January 29th
The UB Child Care Center is seeking new applicants to serve on their Board. This would be a beneficial opportunity for anyone who is a parent, interested in early childhood development, or interested in the management of a non-profit center. Please see the information sheet and membership application for more details.
As you know, the House’s plan includes taxing tuition waivers, and eliminates deductions for people paying off their student loans.
The next step is to convince Congress to remove these provisions during reconciliation of the House and Senate plans.
Attached is a summary of our action plan for the upcoming weeks. Here is our event page for upcoming Call Congress Days including a call script for addressing Section 117(d) when speaking with the offices of your Senators and Congressional Representatives. Here is our petition on change.org.
Please share these with your constituents and campus partners.
Please also share your call day results with us, and use #ReworkTheReform on social media. Thank you for your efforts.
If you have any questions feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS)
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Friday, December 1st from 7:00pm – 11:00pm at Templeton Landing
(2 Templeton Terrace Buffalo, 14202)
Open Bar, Buffet Dinner, Music and Prizes!!
Tickets on sale now at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 135 Diefendorf Hall) for $20 each/$25 at the door (if still available). 2 per UB ID.
Graduate students are encouraged to submit panel proposals!
UBbox is free, unlimited cloud storage for UB students. Download Box Drive for instant access to open, edit and share your files from your desktop. UBbox.buffalo.edu
I am writing you all on behalf of the Student Council for Inclusive Excellence to inform all of you of a great opportunity to encourage diversity, inclusivity and equity on our campus.
Currently, we are looking for new members as a number of our members graduated this past May.
The student council serves as a branch of the Office of Inclusive Excellence Council, which is comprised of faculty, staff, and alumni. The student council meets once a month with the Vice Provost of Inclusive Excellence to advise her on diversity concerns regarding students.
The minimum responsibility of the council is to attend the monthly meeting in an advisory capacity, but it can be what the council members make of it. The council membership is yearly, with no meetings during winter break.
The council is open to any student, graduate or undergraduate, traditional and non-traditional; we’d like to see a diverse group of individuals who show interest in making UB a more inclusive place. Vice Provost Miller is primarily looking for students who have leadership experience or have a great potential for being a leader on campus.
This is a great opportunity to be more involved on campus as well as a chance to make UB a better place for every type of student.
If you are interested in joining the council or would like more information, please email me at email@example.com.
Please contact me by next Tuesday if you are interested in joining.
Check out some of the great events GSA has to offer!