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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.

Volunteers Needed for the Veteran TA Panels at the January 2015 TA Orientations

Planning for the January 2015 new TA Orientation Workshops is underway, and as many of you may remember, we always hold a "Veteran TA Panel" where new TAs ask questions of current/former TAs regarding their experiences and other concerns.  Volunteer participants are needed for these Veteran TA panels, and you are invited to be a panelist, if you have the time!  

Dates and times for the Workshop B Veteran TA Panel are:

Monday, January 5: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, January 6: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

If you will be in town and are interested, please email Dr. Michelle Hardee and indicate your availability.  You can do either or both dates, whatever you wish. Please do consider volunteering - it is very rewarding, and it looks great on the resume as an "invited panelist"!  If you're not available for the January 2015 dates but are still interested in volunteering at a future TA Orientation, please email Dr. Hardee as well to be put on the "to-contact" list. Thanks in advance!

The SC Space Grant Consortium is now accepting applications

The South Carolina Space Grant Consortium was formed in 1991, designated as a “Capability Enhancement” state. Under the NASA mandate for “Capability Enhancement” states, the SCSGC works to increase the State’s aerospace related research infrastructure. The SCSGC members devise programs to encourage researcher and students to conduct aerospace related research and to address the science education pipeline problem.

The members of the SCSGC acknowledge the importance of enhancing the diversity of the future workforce. Consequently, the SCSGC has developed competitive and open programs that encourage a broad spectrum of participation in NASA related research and exploration activities.

SCSGC is pleased to announce 7 student program opportunities for 2015/16: Graduate Research Assistantship Program, Undergraduate Research program, Kathy Sullivan Earth and Marine Science Fellowships, Minorities in STEM Research Fellowship, Bridging the Future Scholarship Program, NASA Center Internships, and Palmetto Academy Student Program. All student applications are due by Friday, February 20, 2015.

Please check out SCSGC's new website at http://scspacegrant.cofc.edu/scholarships-and-fellowships.

The Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  

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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