Thursday, January 31, 2019

BSOS Supper Research Initiative (SRI) 2019


Information on the annual BSOS Summer Research Initiative (SRI) can be found on our website at https://bsos.umd.edu/diversity/summer-research-initiative. We would appreciate your assistance in distributing this information to your BSOS students. The application is currently available online through the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s (BTAA) shared application to Summer Research Opportunity Programs (SROP).
The application deadline is February 10, 2019.
We appreciate your assistance in helping BSOS students find valuable undergraduate research experiences. These experiences prove very valuable to their success at the graduate level.

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The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a variety of scholarships to current students! We encourage you to apply now for an award for the fall 2019 semester. Before submitting your application, make sure to review each scholarship's eligibility criteria.To explore all of our BSOS scholarships, and determine if there are others that suit you, please visit this link.
Applications for the fall 2019 semester are due on February 11, 2019 by9 a.m. Click here to apply.
Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can bee-mailed to bsos-scholarships@umd.edu.  

MARYLAND CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH - Maryland Student Researchers / Database of Opportunities

ARE YOU AN UNDERGRADUATE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPRING 2019 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review nearly 170 available opportunities by visiting our website at:http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/current-studentresearchers.html

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program maintains a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Nearly 170 projects are listed with more being added so check back regularly over the next several weeks.

The MSR bulletin board is designed to help undergraduates find research opportunities that are a good fit for their interests and qualifications, and to help faculty members find students to assist with their research project(s).  The research opportunities posted on the MSR website typically call for students to spend around six hours a week working under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research.  Participating students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications. Many positions are for volunteers, some are paid.

INFO SESSIONS: The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous early-semester information sessions to assist students who want to use the MSR bulletin board to identify suitable research opportunities, and also to provide advice about additional ways to pursue research opportunities. Click here to sign-up for an MSR info session.

ELIGIBILITY: Any student in good academic standing may apply directly for any listed opportunities for which they have the listed required skills.  It is open to undergraduates of all majors and disciplines with an interest in research. Many positions are offered on a volunteer basis, and selection of undergraduate researchers is made solely by the faculty members who provide the listed opportunities.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

New Sessions! BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS for Critical Language Study

Are you strongly focused on studying a critical language, and using your language skills in your career? Are you very interested in working for the US government in an internationally-related role? If so, learn about the Boren Scholarship program!

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2019-20 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Maryland has ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded for the past 7 years!!!

Eligible regions include Africa, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and former Soviet Republics, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) Boren Scholarships may be used for study abroad in Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020. 

*The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. Government-funded award that seeks applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; the award carries a one-year service expectation.*

Attend an info session to learn more about the Boren Scholarship. Please write to nsepboren@umd.edu to let us know which session you plan to attend. (If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a note to the same address).

Tuesday, November 6 at 12 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 6 at 4:30 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall 
Wednesday, November 7 at 12 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 7 4:30 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall 


All Maryland applicants for the Boren Scholarship must take part in a required campus review process which is designed to help you strengthen your application. The deadline for Maryland¹s review process is FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019.

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program for International Affairs

Are you aiming at a career in International Affairs? Learn about the Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment program - students with financial need and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department and USAID Foreign Services are encouraged to apply.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. **Students with financial need and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department and USAID Foreign Services are encouraged to apply.** 

The Rangel Summer Enrichment Program program takes place at Howard University in Washington DC for six weeks beginning in mid-June. It includes academic courses and additional seminars and visits to give students exposure to key policymakers and practitioners of international affairs. 

Who Can Apply:  U.S. Citizens – Full-time undergraduate students (first-year students see note below) – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – all majors – Students with financial need and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service are encouraged to apply.

IMPORTANT: The selection committee may consider students who have completed their first year by the start of the program if these students have outstanding academic backgrounds and significant international experience.

Attend a National Scholarships Office info session to learn more:

Tuesday, November 6, 12:30 - 1:00 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 7, 12:30 - 1:00 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 8, 4:30 - 5:00 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 9, 10:30 - 11:00 am, 2403A Marie Mount Hall

PLEASE RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu indicating the session you plan to attend. If you cannot attend and would like to learn more, please write to the same address.

Award Amount: Students who are accepted receive tuition, travel, room and board, as well as a $3,200 stipend for the program. The program provides 9 credits - some or all of these may be transferable to the University of Maryland.

Application Deadline: February 5, 2019
NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – 
Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Assistant Director – www.scholarships.umd.edu

Teaching English in France Information Session - Nov 5

Attention Graduating Seniors and Recent Grads - Teach English in France!
 
Are you ready to expand your cultural horizons and share your language and culture with French students? The Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,300 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and RĂ©union.
INFORMATION SESSION: Monday, November 5, 12:00 – 1:00 pm - University Career Center (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Natalie Cox, Educational Affairs Program Officer, French Embassy, Washington DC, will give a presentation about the French Teaching Assistant Program on campus.
If you unable to attend, please contact Leslie Brice in the National Scholarships Office at lbrice@umd.edu for more information about the TAPIF program.
You can read about the TAPIF program here. 
 
Who can apply:  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents who are graduating seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students between the ages of 20-30. Proficiency in French (at least 3 semesters) or experience living in a Francophone country is required. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is highly recommended.
 
Application deadline: January 15, 2019

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE - 2403 Marie Mount Hall -
Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Assistant Director – www.scholarships.umd.edu

McNair Scholars Program - Info Sessions

Thinking about Graduate School and Pursuing a Ph.D.?

The McNair Scholars Program Can Help You Get There!

The Academic Achievement Programs' Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a competitive program designed to prepare high academic achievers from traditionally underrepresented groups to matriculate into graduate programs & earn doctoral or terminal degrees.

Benefits of Being a McNair Scholar:
-- Paid Summer Research Experience with Room & Board
-- GRE & Graduate School Application Fee Waivers
-- Faculty Mentorship & Academic Advising

Information Sessions:
Marie Mount Hall Rm:  2106
October 29th             4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
October 31st           12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
November 6th         12:00 pm - 1:00 pm        
November 9th            4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Application:
Priority Deadline: December 31, 2018 (rolling admission based on space availability thereafter)

Contact: 
Rhea Roper Nedd, Ph.D.

Fulbright Summer Institutes for Sophomores/Freshmen

Fulbright Summer Institutes for Sophomores/Freshmen (U.S. citizens)

US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for U.S. citizens to come to the UK. These expenses-paid summer programs provide the opportunity for U.S. undergraduates (U.S. citizens, aged over 18, see eligibility details below), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three or four week academic and cultural summer program.

Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

Attend a National Scholarships Office info session to learn more!

Tuesday, October 30, 4:30 - 5:00 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 1, 10:00 - 10:30 am, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 2, 10:00 - 10:30 am, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Monday, November 5, 4:00 - 4:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 6,  12:00 - 12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall

PLEASE RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu indicating the session you plan to attend.

The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance. 

The program application will open in early December. This was the list of Summer Institutes available for US students in 2018:

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens; have a GPA of 3.7 or higher; be 18 or older; be a second or first year student, and/or have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes.

Please note: this program gives preference to students who have had little or no study or travel outside of the US.

Application deadline: TBA (likely in early February)

BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences will soon be accepting applications from undergraduate students seeking funding for Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 learning experiences. If you are a BSOS student with financial need that is preventing you from taking advantage of an experiential learning opportunity, apply for BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds. Note that BSOS accepts applications for these funds on a biannual basis. During the Fall semester for Winter & Spring learning experiences and during the Spring semester for Summer & Fall experiences.
Click Here to Apply!
  • Have completed at least one semester (Spring 2018 or earlier) at the University of Maryland.
  • Have at least one semester (Spring 2019 or later) left as a student at the University of Maryland - Awards will be made for Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 experiences, thus seniors who are graduating Winter 2019 are ineligible to apply.
  • Be enrolled in a BSOS major or an ENSP track housed within BSOS.
  • Submit a complete application (all questions answered) by the deadline November 19 at 9 AMIncomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Complete the learning experience for which you apply in Winter 2019 or Spring 2019. If you choose not to complete the experience, you must notify the Selection Committee (bsos-scholarships@umd.edu) and the funds will be rescinded.
  • Notification date is December 7. All recipients should plan to attend the college’s scholarship dinner in the spring semester. Questions regarding BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds or the application process should be directed to bsos-scholarships@umd.edu.
  • Have completed at least one semester (Fall 2018 or earlier) at the University of Maryland.
  • Have at least one semester (Fall 2019 or later) left as a student at the University of Maryland - Awards will be made for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 experiences, thus seniors who are graduating Spring 2019 are ineligible to apply.
  • Be enrolled in a BSOS major or an ENSP track housed within BSOS.
  • Submit a complete application (all questions answered) by the deadline (TBD). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Complete the learning experience for which you apply in Summer 2019 or Fall 2019. If you choose not to complete the experience, you must notify the Selection Committee (bsos-scholarships@umd.edu) and the funds will be rescinded.
  • Preference in selecting awardees will be given for activities where financial obstacles would likely prevent a student from participating.
  • Preference will be given for experiences in not-for-profit, government, or educational organizations, rather than in for-profit companies.
  • Preference will be given for NEW, rather than continuing, experiences (i.e. starting a new internship, as opposed to continuing in a position from a previous semester or summer).
  • These funds are NOT designated for study abroad experiences.  Visit the Education Abroad Scholarships page to learn more about study abroad funding.
  • Students may apply for funding for more than one learning experience per application cycle, but may only receive funding for one experience.
  • Recipients will be recognized at the college’s Scholarship & Donor Recognition Dinner.
  • The Beardsley Family Endowed Student Experience Fund
  • The Jay G. Cohen Memorial Student Opportunities Endowment
  • The Dean's Student Advisory Council Unpaid Internship Scholarship
  • The Dries Family Student Experience Endowment
  • Felecia Love Greer Student Experience Endowment
  • Gary L. Rozier Professional Experience Fellowships for Economics Majors
  • Robert R. Satterfield Economics Student Opportunities Endowed Funds
  • The Robert R. Satterfield LGBTQ+ Opportunities Endowed Fund


Eligibility Requirements:
Winter & Spring Funds:
Summer & Fall Funds:
Additional Information:
These experiences are generously supported by the following funds:
These funds will be deposited directly into the student’s university account. If the account has outstanding debts or bills, the funds will be applied towards the amount owed first before any remaining funds are distributed to the student. If you are receiving other financial aid or scholarships you should speak with a Financial Aid counselor to determine whether the funds from this scholarship will impact your Financial Aid package. The Office of Student Financial Aid can be reached at 301-314-9000.

Junior Fellows Summer 2019

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland is pleased to once again offer a 10-week summer internship to rising juniors and seniors with an interest in survey methodology.

JPSM, in a unique partnership, brings together faculty from the University of Maryland and the University of Michigan, as well as researchers from Westat, a leading survey organization based in Rockville, MD. Through its educational offerings the Joint Program attempts to serve both professionals currently working in statistical agencies and survey organizations, and to educate the next generation of survey professionals.

Each summer JPSM sponsors a Junior Fellows Program for a limited number of extremely successful and talented undergraduate students. Successful applicants are granted paid research assistantships in a Federal or private statistical agency in the Washington, DC area. They participate in weekly seminars at JPSM and elsewhere in the area on survey methodology and career options in survey research. Throughout the summer students learn about surveys, statistics, graduate studies, and how statistical agencies and survey organizations work, and they meet other students from across the country along with the JPSM faculty.

Please share the enclosed information about this unique opportunity for summer employment with your undergraduate advisors and interested student groups. For more information the students can follow this link:  https://jpsm.umd.edu/academics/onsite-junior-fellows-program


If you have questions about the program, please contact us at JPSMJuniorFellows@umd.edu.