2016 Research and Fellowships Week

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Academic Honors and Fellowships, The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs present the 2nd Annual Research and Fellowships Week from November 7-11, 2016!

Are you interested in learning more about research at USC?  Curious to find out how award opportunities like the Fulbright U.S. Student Program or fellowships for PhD students can fund future graduate study or research abroad? A variety of interactive sessions and panels will be offered to help answer these questions and more!  Hear from fellow Trojans, USC Faculty, and Foundation Representatives about how research and competitive fellowships complement one another and help enhance your undergraduate, graduate, and professional career.  No RSVPs required to attend.

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will take place in TCC 227.

Click Here for Research and Fellowships Schedule PDF 

Monday, November 7

Research and Fellowships 101 – 11:00-11:50am
Target audience: Undergraduate Students
Academic Honors and Fellowships staff will share undergraduate research opportunities and explain how fellowships are a way to fund graduate study, research or teaching English abroad.

Research at the USC Libraries for Undergraduate Students– 12:00-12:50pm
(Undergrad Presentation Slides)
Target audience: Undergraduate Students
Librarian Elizabeth Galoozis will share how undergraduates can utilize the USC libraries for research, class assignments and other projects. Bring your questions!

Postdoc Funding Opportunities Workshop and Information Session – 12:00-3:00pm, HSC, Herklotz Conference Room, ZNI 112
Target audience: Postdoc
This session will cover postdoc funding opportunities, grant writing techniques, and tips from recent award recipients. Lunch will be provided, RSVP by emailing postdocs@usc.edu.

Research at the USC Libraries for Graduate Students – 1:00-1:50pm
(Grad Presentation Slides)
Target audience: Graduate Students
Librarian Elizabeth Galoozis will talk about the research resources that are available for graduate students at the USC libraries. Bring your questions!

NSF GRFP – 2:00-2:50pm
Target audience: Undergraduates & 1st year PhD students + US citizenship required
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports outstanding graduate students in STEM & Social Sciences who are pursuing research-based Master’s & doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.

Tuesday, November 8

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Information Session & Writing Advisement – 11:00am-12:30pm
Target audience Undergraduate & Graduate Students + US citizenship required
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. We will begin with a general information session and then offer advisement on statement drafts. *Bring a hard copy of your CLS statements if applying this year. 

WISE: Opportunities for Women in STEM Research – 1:00-1:50pm
Target audience: Undergraduate Students
WISE faculty and undergraduate researchers will share about their research experiences and explain how to apply for the WISE undergraduate researcher program.

Funding for International Research (allow ~5 seconds for video to start) – 2:00-2:50pm
Target audience: Doctoral
Learn about opportunities for PhD research abroad.

Wednesday, November 9

Rotary Global Grant Information Session – 11:00-11:50am
Target audience Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Rotary Global Grants are used to fund graduate level study and sustainable, measurable and needs-based community service projects to be completed during a scholarship period related to one of six areas of focus.

USC Scholar Distinctions Information Session – 12:00-12:50pm
Target audience: Undergraduate Students
Academic Honors and Fellowship staff will offer an overview of the Renaissance, Global and Discovery Scholar distinctions and provide insight into the application process and prize competitions.

USC Advanced Fellowships for PhDs – 2:00-2:50pm
Target audience: Doctoral
The USC Graduate School provides a number of competitively awarded fellowships for students who have successfully completed the first years of their PhD program.

Writing A Personal Statement – 3:00-3:50pm
Target audience: Undergraduate Students
Faculty from The Writing Program will offer tips on how to write a personal statement that can be used for graduate school and fellowships.

Thursday, November 10

Boren Scholarship Information Session & Alumni Panel – 11:00-11:50am
 Target audience: Undergraduate Students + US citizenship required
The Boren Scholarship provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Information Session – 12:00-12:50pm
Target audience: Undergraduate Students + US citizenship required
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go. Students receiving a Federal Pell Grant are invited to learn more about how to apply.

Fellowships for International PhD Students – 1:00-1:50pm
Target audience: Doctoral
Graduate School staff will discuss awards for international students.

Fellowships for PhD Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences – 2:00-2:50pm
Target audience: Doctoral
Graduate School staff will discuss a variety of opportunities for research funding and dissertation writing support.

Friday, November 11

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session with Alumni Ambassador Emmanuel Johnson – 11:00-11:50am
Target audience: Undergraduate and Graduate Students + US citizenship required
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funding for an academic year abroad in over 140 countries to carry out research, graduate study, teach English and more!

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