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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.

College of Nursing Graduate Assistant Position

The College of Nursing Dean's Office is currently searching for a Graduate Staff Assistant for 20 hours per week for the summer 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017 semesters. Details about the position can be found below in the attachment. 

McNair Grad Assistantships Position Descriptions

The McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research in the College of Engineering and Computing is currently looking for two Graduate Assistants to participate in collaborative research with Professors Zafer Gürdal and Michel van Tooren. Applicants must be PhD candidates with a Master’s Degree in a related engineering field. Details about the positions can be found below in the attachment. 

2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards Call for Nominations

The 2016 Fields of Competition are: Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering, & Social Sciences.

Each institution can only nominate one person per field: one person in the field of mathematics, physical sciences and engineering, and one person in the field of social sciences.
Please send your completed application packets to grdfellw@mailbox.sc.edu by Monday, June 6th .  

Details about the award can be found here

2016 NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program Call for Proposals

The NCAA Research Committee is pleased to announce the 2016 NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program. The NCAA Research Committee invites research proposals within the general topic areas of student-athlete psychosocial well-being and college athletics participation. Graduate students studying topics of specific interest to the NCAA and its membership, while demonstrating the competencies necessary to successfully complete the proposed study, will receive the highest consideration.

The research grant is a one-time award set at a maximum of $7,500. Grant recipients will be provided with an expense paid trip to the annual NCAA Research Committee meeting (Fall 2017) to present their findings and will have the opportunity to interact with and receive feedback from the committee and NCAA staff members. The research is expected to culminate in an article suitable for publication in a scholarly journal, or in a completed master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, which will be shared with NCAA Research upon publication or completion. 

Learn more here.

Deadline: 5 p.m. (EDT) on August 12, 2016

Public Relations and Marketing Graduate Assistant for Student Health Services

The University of South Carolina’s Student Health Services (SHS) is offering a graduate assistantship for 20 hours per week for the summer 2016, fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. This position is offered each semester and renewed to candidates who meet expectations while a student. The graduate assistant supports the mission of Student Health Services through the development and design of communications tactics including print, advertising and electronic media.

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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