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Opportunities

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.

Sandy Run Museum Project

Sandy Run Museum Project is looking for a journalism student proficient in videotaping, recording, and interviewing to tape their older citizens about the history of the Gaston community on a Saturday this spring semester. If interested, please contact Kay James or call 803-206-6228.

Walker Institute & Center for Asian Studies Announce the S.Y. Kim Dissertation Award for Asian Studies

The Center For Asian Studies Program and Walker Institute are pleased to offer the Seung Youn Kim Dissertation Award in the amount of $5000 to outstanding Ph.D. students who are completing a dissertation in Asian Studies. Three fellowships will be awarded per year, contingent on funding. This award must be used to release students from teaching one course during the year in which the award is made, thereby providing students with more time to devote to research and writing. The Seung Youn Kim Dissertation Award is funded by the Seung Youn Kim Fellowship Fund, which was established in 1994 by a generous gift from the Hanhwa Foundation and Mr. Seung Youn Kim.

Eligibility: Must be ABD (i.e. completed all requirements for the Ph.D. but the dissertation) by August 15, 2016, with a strong track record in coursework and examinations, a substantial portion of the dissertation topic must relate to Asian Studies. Students in all areas of Asian Studies are eligible to apply. In accordance with the terms of the bequest, preference will be given to projects in Korean Studies.

Deadline:  Monday, March 14, 2016 by 4:00pm.

Full details available here

Recruitment Fair: Lexington District Four

Lexington District Four will host a recruitment fair. This event is scheduled for February 11 from 3-6 pm at the Lexington Four Early Childhood Center. Please register by February 10. Representatives from all schools in Lexington District Four will be on site.

NPR Kroc Fellowship

The NPR Kroc Fellowship supports a one year fellowship with NPR.  Fellows receive hands-on training in production skills, editorial skills, reporting, on-air experience, web writing, and multi-media production skills over a one year span, as well as a $40,000 stipend. Candidates should be close to completing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or have earned a degree no more than one year prior to the deadline. Applications are due Thursday, December 31st

NanoCenter Dissertation Fellowship Call for Nominations

One of the College of Arts and Sciences’ strategic goals is “to develop the next generation of intellectual leadership through excellent doctoral programs and graduate programs at the master’s and certificate levels.” To further this goal, the NanoCenter announces that, modeled after the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship program, one (1) NanoCenter Dissertation Fellowship will be given for 2016-2017. The purpose of this fellowship is to support students beginning the final stage of their studies in a field of nanoscience and is intended to provide enhanced support.

The NanoCenter Dissertation Fellowship is worth $25,000. Students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Doctor of Philosophy programs with relevance to nanoscience may be nominated. Students must be admitted to candidacy in their degree program, must have passed comprehensive exams, and must have received approval of their dissertation proposal. The fellowship is for 2016-2017 only, and is not renewable. 

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 1, 2016.

NextProf Science: Future Faculty Workshop

The NextProf Science Workshop is designed to encourage talented scientists and mathematicians with a demonstrated commitment to diversity to consider academia — an exciting and rewarding career. We will help you develop strategies to strengthen your ability to pursue an academic career. Travel, lodging, and meals will be provided. Learn more here

Become a subject tutor or academic mentor

The Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center has two types of positions available and hires year-round.

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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