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Call for GAs for Rule of Law Collaborative for 2015-2016

The Rule of Law Collaborative (ROLC) is accepting applications for up to two Graduate Assistant positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each Graduate Assistant must be a full-time graduate student at either the doctoral or master’s level, and he or she will receive a stipend of $6,500 per semester and tuition abatement. Each Graduate Assistant will be expected to work a maximum of 20 hours per week, and he or she will be responsible for assisting with ROLC programs, events, and research, as well as maintenance of the ROLC Web site.

Applicants should demonstrate substantive knowledge of rule of law issues and possess relevant professional or academic experience. Country- or region-specific expertise, including foreign language proficiency, is a plus but not required. Web development and graphic design experience are also a plus but not required.

ROLC interacts with various disciplines and academic units at the University of South Carolina, including but not limited to Anthropology, Education, Geography, History, Library and Information Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health, Social Work, and Sociology. Candidates from any discipline or academic unit eligible for a Graduate Assistantship are eligible to apply.

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter, a résumé, a copy of their transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and a list of references to Mr. Kiel Downey at Applicants can also view this posting on USC’s JobMate (job ID 28108).

The application deadline is Monday, April 13 at 5:00pm. Final decisions will be announced no later than Wednesday, May 6.


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:

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.


Call for Reviewers/Judges for Discovery Day

The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking reviewers/judges for Discovery Day on Friday, 4/24 in the Russell House, Columbia campus. Discovery Day is USC’s annual showcase of student activities. Students from all campuses present on any beyond-the-classroom experience including research, leadership experiences, global study, service, and internships.

Requirements: willingness to listen and ask questions! Faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students are invited to participate.

If you are willing to review, please email with:

 • your name

 • Your title/position/affiliation with USC

• time slot availability: morning (~8:30-11:30), afternoon (~12:00-3:00), or no preference

 • format preference: poster, oral/creative, or no preference

• your area of expertise/interests OR preferred judging area (Please note that many of our sections are very broad, especially for oral presentations such as Social Science and Education or Engineering, Computing, and Math)

 • any potential conflicts in terms of student presenters that you are working with

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.

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

Still looking for an apartment?

Graduate students can find available housing around USC at (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:

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!