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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.

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research Summer Program Call for Applications

Since 1963, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) has offered the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research as a complement to its data services. The Summer Program provides a comprehensive program of studies in research design, statistics, data analysis, and social science methodology. Our instructional environment stresses the integration of methods of quantitative analysis within a broader context of substantive social research. Additionally, instruction is grounded in the hands-on analysis of research datasets. Our instructors are experts in their fields who are adept at making complex subject matter understandable. Because of the range of methodological instruction, the opportunity for intensive study, and the quality of instruction and supporting facilities, the Summer Program has become internationally recognized as a preeminent learning environment for basic and advanced training in the methodologies and technologies of social science research.

The ICPSR Summer Program offers two four-week sessions that include a variety of statistical workshops and lectures, as well as workshops that examine the impact of various methodologies on specific substantive issues. Additionally, the four-week curriculum features nightly informal lectures presented by research scholars who have made important contributions to the development of social science methodology. Our four-week sessions take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan on the University of Michigan campus.

The ICPSR Summer Program also offers numerous 3- to 5-day workshops on a variety of statistical topics and substantive issues. Many of these workshops take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as well as other locations across the United States and Canada. To learn more about the ICPSR summer program go to http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/sumprog/about.html. 

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences.  The University of South Carolina maintains annual membership and offers access to ICPSR data to students, staff and faculty for university-sponsored research.  For information on using ICPSR @ the University of South Carolina, please contact UTS Help Desk at 777-1800. 

Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 7 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.

Dates: All sections will be from 2015-06-01 to 2015-07-17

Application Link: http://www.thedataincubator.com/#apply?ref=wZ3JhZGFwcEBtYWlsYm94LnNjLmVkdQ==

Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

 

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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