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.

  • January 9, 3:00 p.m.
  • February 6, 3:00 p.m.
  • March 6, 3:00 p.m.
  • April 3, 3:00 p.m.
  • May 1, 3:00 p.m.

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.

  • Fulbright Basics: Monday, March 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Preparing an Application for the English Teaching Assistant Grant: Tuesday, March 14, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Preparing an Application for the Study/Research Grant: Wednesday, March 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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.

Fellowships & Grant Writing Workshops

The Graduate School and the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships are pleased to offer a series of free grant writing workshops designed for doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars. 

Check back soon for upcoming workshop dates.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) Workshops

In this hybrid workshop series you will learn about review criteria for the NSF GRFP, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong application. This program is for rising senior undergraduates, master's students and first-year PhD students in STEM.

All four sessions will meet in person in 24 Capen Hall and over Zoom.

  • Introduction & Overview: Monday, March 13, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
  • Technical Writing: Tuesday, March 14, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
  • Broader Impacts: Wednesday, March 15, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
  • The Personal Statement: Thursday, March 16, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Registration is required and participants should attend all four workshops. In-person attendance is limited to 20 participants. If you cannot attend the live workshops, you can register to receive recordings.

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.

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.

Pre-Recorded Workshops

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