2017 Research and Fellowships Week

Academic Honors and Fellowships, The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs present the 3rd Annual Research and Fellowships Week from November 6-10, 2017!

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. Click here to view a PDF of the full schedule.

Click session titles below for a link to the video recording. 

Monday, November 6

Sessions located in TCC 227.

Research and Fellowships 101 – 11:00-11:50am
Target Audience: Undergraduates
What is research? What is a fellowship? This presentation will offer an introduction to undergraduate research at USC and explain how research experience can be an asset when applying for competitive fellowships such as the Rhodes Scholarship and Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Warren Bennis Scholars Program – 12:00-12:50pm 
Target Audience: Freshmen, Sophomores
The Warren Bennis Scholars Program is a two-year, honors leadership development experience for USC undergraduate students from all academic disciplines, who manifest high leadership potential and a passion for serving society. Each year, approximately 20 students are invited to begin the program in the fall semester of their junior year.

Focus on Ford Fellowships – 1:00-1:50pm 
Target Audience: Juniors, Seniors, Early Career PhDs
The Ford Fellowship seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity. In this session, Dr. Rhacel Salazar Parrenas, USC Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies and Regional Ford Liaison will provide an overview of Ford Foundation opportunities that are available to traditionally underrepresented students.

External Fellowships for PhD Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences – 2:00-2:50pm 
Target Audience: PhDs
A panel of funded PhDs will discuss opportunities and tips.

Tuesday, November 7

Sessions located in TCC 227.

Alfa Fellowship Program – 11:00-11:50am
Target Audience: Master’s, Doctoral, PhDs – (U.S., U.K. or German Citizenship required)
The Alfa Fellowship Program is an 11-month, fully-funded professional development opportunity for young leaders from the U.S., U.K. and Germany to gain first-hand experience in Russia. The program includes language instruction, a seminar series with key public and private sector officials and a work placement in Moscow at a private company, media outlet, think tank, or foundation.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars – 12:00-12:50pm
Target Audience: Undergraduates, Master’s
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program provides full funding for graduate study at Stanford University, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders.

Focus on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program – 1:00-1:50pm 
Target Audience: Juniors, Seniors, Early Career PhDs
The NSF GRFP recognizes outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

USC Stevens Center for Innovation – 2:00-2:50pm 
Target Audience: Master’s, Doctoral, PhDs, Postdoctoral Scholars
Staff will present an introduction to working with USC Stevens and cover university intellectual property policies.

Wednesday, November 8

Sessions located in TCC 302.

Rotary Global Grant Scholarships – 11:00-11:50am
Target Audience: Undergraduates, Master’s, PhDs
Rotary Global Grant Scholarships are used to fund graduate level study as well as sustainable, measurable, and needs-based community service projects related to one of six areas of focus.

Boren Scholarship – 12:00-12:50pm 
Target Audience: Undergraduates – U.S. Citizenship Required
The Boren Scholarship provides funding to study less commonly taught languages for at least six months in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Applicants should have an interest in national security and working for the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Postdoc Funding Opportunities Workshop and Information Session – 1:00-1:50pm 
Target Audience: PhDs, Postdoctoral Scholars
This session will cover postdoc funding opportunities, grant writing techniques, and tips from recent award recipients.

USC Advanced PhD Fellowships – 2:00-2:50pm 
Target Audience: PhDs
The USC Graduate School will discuss competitively awarded fellowships for students who have successfully completed the first year of their PhD program.

Thursday, November 9

Sessions located in TCC 227 or, if noted, Health Sciences Campus NRT 503/504.

Focus on Asia: Research, Intern and Study Abroad – 12:00-12:50pm 
Target Audience: Undergraduates, Master’s
Staff from the East Asian Studies Center and Academic Honors and Fellowships will discuss FLAS, Luce and Schwarzman Scholarships among other funding opportunities to support your studies in Asia.

Fellowships for International PhD Students – 1:00-1:50pm 
Target Audience: International PhDs
Staff from the Graduate School will discuss funding available to international PhD students.

Postdoc Funding Opportunities Workshop and Information Session – 1:00-2:30pm *located in HSC NRT 503/504* 
Target Audience: PhDs, Postdoctoral Scholars
This session will cover postdoc funding opportunities, grant writing techniques, and tips from recent award recipients.

External Fellowship Opportunities for PhDs in Health Fields – 3:00-3:50pm *located in HSC NRT 503/504* 
Target Audience: PhDs 
A panel of funded PhDs will discuss opportunities and tips.

Friday, November 10

Sessions located in TCC 227.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program – 11:00-11:50am 
Target Audience: Undergraduates, Master’s, PhDs – U.S. Citizenship Required
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funding to carry out a research project, graduate study or teach English for an academic year in over 140 countries outside of the United States.

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