Attend a Workshop

Phillip Maffetone.

From left to right: Elizabeth Colucci, Philip Maffetone (2013 Barry M. Goldwater and 2014 Brish Marshall recipient), Joseph Gardella, PhD and Mark Swihart, PhD.

Attending a workshop is the best first step in discovering awards that work for you. We ask that you attend a workshop prior to meeting with our advisors.

Virtual Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Workshops

Join us for one of our monthly, live Fellowships and Scholarships 101 workshops. These 30-minute workshops are open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Upcoming Workshops:

July 11, 3:00 p.m.

August 1, 3:00 p.m.

September 5, 3:00 p.m.

Virtual National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) Workshops

In this virtual workshop series you will learn about review criteria for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal. This program is for rising senior undergraduates, master's students and first-year PhD students in STEM.

Registration is required. Participants should attend all four workshops. If you cannot attend the live workshops, you can register to receive recordings.

Summer 2022 Program Dates:

August 15, 3:00–4:30 p.m. — Introduction & Overview

August 16, 3:00–4:30 p.m. — The Personal Statement

August 17, 3:00–4:30 p.m. — Technical Writing

August 18, 3:00–4:30 p.m. — Broader Impacts

Funding for International Students Virtual Workshop

Do you want to learn more about the fellowships and scholarships open to international students? Join us for our virtual workshop! We will discuss finding and applying for awards, go over specific awards open to international students, and hear from UB international student Yukako Otsuki. We will offer this workshop in the summer and fall.

Check back soon for information about our Fall semester workshop.

Virtual Fulbright Scholars Panel

Have you ever considered teaching, researching or earning a graduate degree abroad? The Fulbright Program offers opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.

Hear personal stories from some of UB's previous Fulbright recipients, learn more about the possibilities of Fulbright and what it takes to be a Fulbright scholar.

Check back soon for upcoming workshop dates.

SUNY Virtual National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshop Series

The SUNY Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development is sponsoring a three-part webinar series to prepare rising junior and senior undergraduates, as well as first-and second-year graduate students in STEM fields, to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Webinars will be conducted by Professor Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University, SUNY Innovation in Graduate Education Research Fellow.

July 25, 3:00–4:30 p.m. — Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Register here.

July 27, 1:00–2:30 p.m. — Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started). Register here.

July 29, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Write! (As if Your Career Depends on it). Register here.

Virtual Fulbright Application Development Workshops

In this three-part virtual workshop series you will learn more about the Fulbright Student Grant for Graduate Study, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. This program is for rising seniors and graduate students.

Summer 2022 Program Dates:

Tuesday, August 16, 12:00–1:00 p.m. — Fulbright Basics

Wednesday, August 17, 12:00–1:00 p.m. — Preparing an Application for the Study/Research Grant

Thursday, August 18, 12:00–1:00 p.m. — Preparing an Application for the English Teaching Assistantship Grant

Virtual Fellowships and Scholarships Boot Camp for PhD Students

Want to learn about funding opportunities for graduate-level work, research or dissertation funding? This boot camp explains how to apply for funding, what review panels are looking for and it will help you prepare competitive applications. 

Check back soon for upcoming workshop dates.

Pre-Recorded Workshops

Can't wait to attend our live workshops? Check out the videos below for some useful information.

Funding Global Opportunities

Strategies for Becoming a More Competitive Applicant