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The Opportunities Bulletin Board is the place for graduate student related events, fellowships, job postings, announcements and learning opportunities. We update this page regularly, so check back often!

Contact Emily Rendek at rendek@mailbox.sc.edu with inquiries about posting on the Opportunities Resource Bulletin.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. Supporting materials are due to OFSP by noon, Monday, March 30 for overnight mail to meet Wednesday, April 1, 2015 postmark deadline.  

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

The AICPA John L. Carey Scholarships provide $5,000 to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. This award is intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers. Online application deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

The L’Oréal USA for Women in Science fellowship program call for applications

The L’Oréal for Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations. The L’Oréal USA for Women in Science fellowship program will award five post‐doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Applications open on Monday, 2/2 and are due on Friday, 3/20. Learn more about the program here

ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs

ACLS invites applications for the fifth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $65,000 per year, as well as individual health insurance.

This initiative, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, international aid, conservation, arts and culture, and digital media. To learn more about the program and participating agencies click here.

SREB Doctoral/Dissertation Scholars 2015-2016 Call for Applications

Working with the Southern Regional Education Board and pending funding from the South Carolina legislature, The Graduate School at USC will select two students to receive SREB’s Doctoral or Dissertation Scholarships for 2015-16. The program is part of a nationwide initiative, the Compact for Faculty Diversity, to produce more minority Ph.D.s and encourage them to seek faculty positions. 

The deadline for applications to be received by the SREB for both programs is March 31, 2015. The Graduate School plans to announce winners by mid-April.

Doctoral Award (up to 5 year package of support – SREB provides $20,000 stipend for Years 1-3)

  • Should be SC resident (can be out-of-state resident only if qualified SC residents cannot be identified)
  • Must have been accepted into Ph.D. program (no professional doctorates)
  • Scholar is interested/committed to pursuing an academic career path upon graduation
  • Prefer but not limited to STEM
  • Must be US citizen or resident alien status
  • Full-time enrollment

Dissertation Year Award (1 year package of support – SREB provides a $20,00 stipend)

  • Same as above
  • Scholar has reached candidacy—defined as having completed all course requirements and defended their dissertation proposal by the beginning of the fall semester (in the year to which scholar is applying)

Please go to http://www.sreb.org/page/1115/how_to_apply.html to apply. Also, your program must provide a letter of support that includes a commitment to the requisite match: for the Dissertation Award this entails covering tuition and fees for one year (SREB provides a $20,000 stipend), and for the Doctoral Award the academic unit needs to commit to up to five years of tuition and fees as well as a stipend of $20,000 for years 4 and 5 (SREB will provide a $20,000 stipend for years 1-3).

2015-2016 Institute for African American Research Announcement

The Institute for African American Research is proud to announce the 2015-2016 IAAR Research Fellowship. These competitive awards support projects in any area of African or African American research and primarily focus on encouraging research and creative activities to generate projects that will enter the mainstream, raise public awareness and have the potential to secure additional funding for extended study. These grants emphasize interdisciplinary research, seek to encourage development of traditional grant applications, and work to promote scholarly interchange. Learn more here

Call for Submissions: Public Health and/in the US and Global South

Southern Spaces, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes innovative scholarship on regions, places, and cultures of the US South and their global connections invites scholars, critics, writers, health care providers, public health practitioners, and patients to submit essays, photo essays, original documentaries, and digital projects for a forthcoming series titled Public Health and/in the US and Global South. Southern Spaces publications analyze and explore real and imagined places in the US South; make connections and comparisons between southern regions or locales and places in the wider world; and challenge conventional ways of understanding the people, places, and cultures found in and across the South. To learn more click here.

Still looking for an apartment?

Graduate students can find available housing around USC at housing.dailygamecock.com. (The Daily Gamecock is the editorially independent student newspaper at the University of South Carolina.) With hundreds of housing listings, it makes finding a great place easy! 

Off-campus housing services for USC students

New and current students (as well as USC faculty and staff) looking for housing options in Columbia can take advantage of an up-to-date database of rental properties near the university. Contact Off-Campus Student Services for details: Russell House Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29208; Phone: (803) 777-3366; email: saocss@mailbox.sc.edu

USC Postdoctoral Association

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce a new networking and professional development group, the USC Postdoctoral Association, which is forming to support postdocs at the University of South Carolina. Their mission is to support and improve the postdoctoral training experience at USC by providing opportunities and resources for networking, professional development, social interaction, research and teaching. Learn more

OFSP introduces new database for national fellowships and awards

The Office of Fellowship and Scholar Programs has a new, online searchable database for national fellowships and awards. With the INFO (Investigate National Fellowship Opportunities) tool, students can use broad or specific search criteria to locate national fellowships based on interests or academic and career goals. The database features graduate and dissertation fellowships, funding for study abroad and postdocs. 

On-Campus Produce Delivery

Healthy Carolina is pleased to offer new, healthy eating options for USC faculty, staff and students: On-Campus Produce Delivery. We are partnering with two, locally owned produce delivery companies, Pinckney’s Produce and AFRESH! Produce Delivery that will bring fresh produce right to USC’s Columbia campus.  It’s a convenient way for the USC community to purchase locally grown food and to eat healthier! 

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