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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.

Now Accepting Applications: Futures Without Violence Campus Leadership Program

Futures Without Violence is launching its third year of the Campus Leadership Program and is looking for applicants! Campus leaders will develop and implement an organizing plan around key FUTURES programs to address dating and domestic violence, reproductive coercion, sexual violence, and sexual assault through policy, curricula, and community engagement.

Campus Leaders will benefit from the guidance of FUTURES staff and collaboration with other campus leaders from across the country, in addition to access to FUTURES’ resources and materials, regular knowledge-sharing amongst peers, and participation in a robust learning community of campus activists.

The program is open to medical, nursing, public health, social work, psychology, health care administration, or other health care-related graduate students (includes law, media, policy, or business students with a health care focus).

Campus Leaders:

  • Will receive a $500 stipend.
  • Must commit to five hours of work per week; hours may be increased to support class credit/internship requirements.
  • Must be available to travel to San Francisco to participate in two convenings with other Campus Leaders. (August 5-6 2015 training and orientation and March 2016 meet-up)

Applications are due May 31! Email lsohn@futureswithoutviolence.org to ask for an application. 

Schwarzman Scholarship

Applications are now open for the brand new Schwarzman Scholarship.  Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman program offers students the chance to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in one of three areas: Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies.  Eligibility requirements can be found here. The program seeks students from a variety of backgrounds, with a wide variety of experience (or no experience) in China and/or Chinese.  Applications are due October 1, 2015.  A Campus Assessment is required – students must contact OFSP no later than September 1 if they are interested in applying.  

The Japanese Government's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Scholarships

The Japanese Government’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships for academic study in Japan to international students interested in deepening their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture.  This deadline is for application for graduate study in Japan.  Application materials due to OFSP by noon, Monday, June 15 for overnight mail in order to meet receipt deadline of June 17, 2015.

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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