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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 Vickie White at vbwhite@mailbox.sc.edu with inquiries about posting on the Opportunities Resource Bulletin.

2019 Data Science Fellowship

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with 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.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2019-04-01 to 2019-05-24.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=waG1icmFuZEBtYWlsYm94LnNjLmVkdQo=

Early Deadline: 2019-01-14.
Regular Deadline: 2019-01-21.
We are assessing and interviewing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

 

College of Nursing Dean's Office Graduate Staff Assistant

Summary: The College of Nursing Dean’s Office is currently searching for a Graduate Staff Assistant for 20 hours per week for spring 2019. This position is offered each semester and renewed to candidates who meet expectations while enrolled as a student.

Position Responsibilities: Provide administrative support for Dean’s Office staff, to include the Dean's Assistant, Human Resources Director, Assistant Dean for Operations, and Operations Assistant.

See the attachment below for further details.

2019 ETS Internship and Fellowship Programs

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) Research & Development (R&D) division is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2019 Internship and Fellowship Programs in R&D. These programs seek applicants who are interested in pursuing scientific research under the guidance of ETS researchers and psychometricians. Applicants should have a background in at least one of the following research areas:

  • career and technical education
  • cognitive psychology
  • cognitive science
  • learning sciences
  • linguistics, second language learning and teaching English as a foreign language
  • natural language processing and computational linguistics
  • noncognitive measures
  • process data modeling and analysis
  • psychometrics
  • speech recognition and processing
  • statistics
  • teaching and classroom research
  • validity and fairness

ETS R&D also welcomes applications from scholars around the world who wish to conduct independent research in a field of interest to ETS and to connect with ETS's community of researchers.

The Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students >

This program focuses on major research activities that will occur in 2019. Selected interns conduct research under the guidance of ETS mentors at ETS offices in Princeton, N.J. Graduate students who are currently enrolled in full-time doctoral programs in the areas listed above and who have completed a minimum of two years of coursework toward their doctorate prior to the program start date are eligible to apply.

The Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship Program >

This program seeks graduate students who have completed their doctoral coursework and are at the dissertation stage of their program, working on a dissertation related to statistics, psychometrics, educational/psychological measurement or quantitative methods. Selected Fellows study at their universities during the academic year and conduct a research project under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with an ETS researcher or psychometrician. Selected Fellows are required to participate in the ETS Summer Internship Program.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program >

ETS Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended to provide opportunities for early career scholars to work with ETS researchers on a variety of cutting-edge topics including foundational research, as well as research embedded in real world testing programs. Selected fellows work on ETS research projects and conduct independent research that is relevant to ETS's goals under the mentorship of ETS research scientists or psychometricians in Princeton, N.J. All candidates are required to have received their doctorate within the past three years.

This year we are seeking applications in the following areas of expertise:

  • artificial intelligence
  • measurement
  • process data modeling and analysis
  • psychometrics
  • statistics

The Visiting Research Scholar Program >

ETS R&D welcomes applications from scholars around the world who wish to conduct independent research in a field of interest to ETS and to connect with ETS's community of researchers.

The Visiting Research Scholar Program is designed to provide educational and research experience of up to 12 months in length for academicians and researchers who are on sabbatical or other types of leave from their home institutions. The program seeks to achieve a mutually beneficial relationship between the visiting scholar and ETS researchers through intellectual exchange and collaboration in research.

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 networking and professional development group, the USC Postdoctoral Association, which supports 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's database for national fellowships and awards

With the INFO (Investigate National Fellowship Opportunities) tool, the Office of Fellowship and Scholar Programs online searchable database for national fellowships and awards allows students to 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 offers healthy eating options for USC faculty, staff, and students with On-Campus Produce Delivery. Partnering with two, locally owned produce delivery companies, Pinckney’s Produce and AFRESH!, On-campus Produce Delivery 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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