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!

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Graduate Assistant Vacancies

The Development and Alumni Relations Division has two Graduate Assistant positions available beginning Fall 2014. Each position averages 20 hours per week. Apply by June 27.  

National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors generous awards

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000.  These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S.  Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. 

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:

Seung Youn Kim Dissertation Award - Center for Asian Studies

The Center for Asian Studies and the Walker Institute will be offering a new dissertation fellowship for PhD students in the amount of $3,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students working on dissertation projects in all areas of Asian Studies are encouraged to apply. The deadline has been extended to April 15, 2014. The guidelines for the fellowship are in the attached file.

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. 

Student legal services

Students can meet with an attorney in the Russell House University Union for consultations on a variety of issues, including landlord-tenant questions, housing, consumer protection, probate law, domestic relations and employee law. Educational programming on these issues also will be offered to students. Read more and make an appointment. 

Spring 2014: Healthy Carolina Farmers Market

The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is a convenient way for USC students, faculty, staff and community members to shop for fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce and sustainable products. The market will be open 9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.mon Greene Street outside of the Russell House on March 18 and 25 and April 1, 8, 15, and 22

Spur Connections: profession specific advice focus of new mentor program

Graduate students are invited to take advantage of Spur Connections, a new Career Center initiative featuring alumni-to-student advising and profession specific advice.

Emergency loans available to USC graduate students

The University of South Carolina recognizes that certain unexpected circumstances may cause students to need financial assistance on a short term basis in order to meet financial expenses.  In an effort to meet this need, eligible students may borrow money, up to $500, through the University’s Emergency Loan Program. Emergency Loans are due 30 days from the date the loan is made. 

If you are interested in having a consultation, please contact Jane Bouknight at the Student Success Center at 803-777-5577. 

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! 

Become a Safe Zone Ally

The University of South Carolina is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which diversity is valued and leveraged for excellence. The Safe Zone Ally Program is a visible network of allies who are committed to creating a community of respect and dignity for LGBT individuals. The program makes it possible to easily identify individuals who are committed to creating an environment in which all people are free to thrive academically, professionally, and personally. Graduate students are invited to sign up for an upcoming workshop