Get one-on-one review of your fellowship application!

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The graduate school is currently planning a number of faculty led proposal review clinics for PhD students who will be submitting applications this year for external fellowships. Students will submit a proposal draft to the graduate school. The draft will be read by a small group of faculty. Each student will then meet individually with […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Becky Wilson, NSF GRFP Fellow, on applying for fellowships

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by Adam Feinman Becky Wilson is a graduate student in Chemical Engineering who applied for and was awarded the NSF GRFP fellowship in the 2013-2014 school year. Her graduate advisor is Mark Thompson. The two of them are working on developing more efficient and longer-lasting solar energy cells. We asked her about her experiences applying […]

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Top Ten Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities for International Students

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Top 10 Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities for International Students American Association for University Women – International Fellowships http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/international-fellowships/international-fellowships-application/ International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have […]

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External Funding Databases and Information Resources

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Looking for external funding opportunities? External Fellowship Databases and Information Resources USC Graduate School External Fellowship Resources page http://www.usc.edu/schools/GraduateSchool/resources.html USC Visual Studies Research Institute http://dornsife.usc.edu/visual-studies/external-funding/ USC Office of Academic & International Fellowships http://www.usc.edu/programs/ugprograms/aif/fellowships.htm H-Net, resource for fellowships, jobs, conferences, and calls for papers http://www.h-net.org/announce/group.cgi?type=Funding USC Center for Excellence in Research, Federal Programs and Fellowships that […]

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Top 15 Funding Opportunities for Humanists

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Top 15 Funding Opportunities for Humanists American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships Dissertation Fellowships http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/american-fellowships/ International Fellowships http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/international-fellowships/ Selected Fields Fellowships http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/selected-professions-fellowships/  Boren Fellowships Provides U.S. graduate students the opportunity to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.  Applicants must […]

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Fellowships: They’re For You!

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Fellowships: They’re For You! By Adam Feinman Every graduate program has different standards for how their students pay their way. However, everyone can benefit from investing the time in applying for fellowships. Be they large or small, unheard of or prestigious, acquiring fellowships demonstrates a person’s ability to convince others that they can do valuable […]

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Introducing the 2014 PhD Achievement Award winners: Tianyin Zhou

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  Tianyin Zhou USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Doctor of Philosophy, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Faculty Advisor: Remo Rohs As a graduate student, Tianyin developed the methodology for predicting local DNA shape features on a genomic scale. This approach has been described as a breakthrough in genome research because it makes possible the […]