Upcoming Fellowships Information Sessions

Please join the staff of Academic & International Fellowships for an information session on competitive fellowships.  No RSVP is needed.  US citizenship is required to apply.

Upcoming Fellowships Information Sessions

General Fellowships (such as Rhodes, Boren, Goldwater, Luce, and Fulbright)
February 3        12-1pm              DML 110C (East Asian Seminar Room)

February 19      11am-12pm      HNB 107

Fulbright Grant (Research & ETA) Information Sessions
January 29        12-1pm            Leavey Library Auditorium

February 11        1-2pm            DML 110C  (East Asian Seminar Room)

February 23        12-1pm          STU B3

If you have questions, please contact aifstaff@usc.edu  We also post updates regularly on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/uscaif  For a list of all of the awards we support visit our website http://www.usc.edu/programs/ugprograms/aif/fellowshiplist.htm

Research Exposure Program Spring Break Program on Catalina Island

Join us on a research expedition to study the ocean! This program will provide students with hands-on experience in oceanographic research methods, while taking advantage of the natural and beautiful setting of Catalina Island. Students will also have time to snorkel, hike and kayak to explore marine and coastal ecosystems. Cost is $550 (all-inclusive: travel, meals, housing), and space is limited to the first 16 student who register. Register TODAY! Open to undergraduates from ALL MAJORS.

Apply for the Fisher Fellows Program – Class of 2017!

The Fisher Fellowship is the first program at USC Dornsife that enables students with financial needs to fully participate in the enrichment opportunities that are at the heart of the college. Students selected for this program will receive between $6,000 and $10,000, which may be used over a three-year period to participate in programs that involve international travel, field research, and service to various communities.  In particular, the Fisher Undergraduate Fellows will be encouraged to participate in study abroad programs, Problems Without Passports and Maymester summer programs, and student-faculty research programs such as the Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) and Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) or the appropriate program of their choosing.  Additionally, Fisher Fellows will choose a service project each year that gives back to a selected community, which may include partnerships with Habitat for Humanity, Oxfam, the Sierra Club or Heal the Bay. Fellows will also participate in a two-day retreat on Catalina Island, and will benefit year-round from leadership seminars, guest speakers, and mentoring by esteemed faculty and alumni.

Fisher Fellows will be recognized at graduation as scholars and campus leaders who are dedicated to improving the well-being of the communities they participate in and belong to, both at home and at USC.

To be eligible for this program, students must be freshmen with a 3.0 GPA or better, first-generation students, and have demonstrated financial need. The deadline to apply is 12 PM on Friday, February 13th – please print and submit the following application to ADM 304.

Research Opportunity for Undergraduates

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) – Summer research opportunity on Catalina Island.  The USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is proud to announce a call for applications for the NSF-funded REU program in Coastal Ocean Processes.  This program will support highly motivated and talented undergraduate students to conduct independent but guided research during an intensive 8-week program at the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, CA.  The program will provide students with hands-on research experience, training in laboratory and field methodologies (including a 1-day research cruise), introductory lectures and special seminars in oceanography and marine science, academic and career advisement, group activities and field trips to explore different parts of the island and ecosystems.  Applications are due Feb. 16, 2015.

Maymester 2015 – Religion in Los Angeles

Enroll in REL 468 Sociology of Religion
Section Number : 60123

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1 – 5:10 pm
May 20 – June 16

Meeting in ABM, Suite 200
509 W. 29th St. Los Angeles
(Down the street from USC)

Los Angeles is a world-class laboratory for the study of religion. This Maymester course will enable a small group of students to have a hands-on experience studying religion under the mentorship of Professor Donald Miller, Director of USC’s Center for Religion and Civic culture.

Students will investigate the diversity of religious groups in three different neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The class will participate in field trips to study Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu congregations – as well as various new religious movements that focus on meditation.

Summer employment option after the course’s conclusion. Students will be invited to apply for summer employment at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture, continuing research on religion in Southern California. Stipends for summer research will be $2500.

For more information, contact the School of Religion at (213) 740-0272 or wootton@usc.edu

Cancer Research Internship

Cancer Research Internship
Keck School of Medicine of USC
GWAS of Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics

The GWAS of Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics is a NIH-funded, population-based, case-control genome-wide association study (GWAS) that will investigate the genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer in Hispanics. We plan to recruit 2,500 Hispanic men and women diagnosed with colorectal cancer using population-based cancer registries in California. We are seeking students as interns to assist in patient recruitment and interviews. We are looking for motivated students interested in becoming involved and making an impact in our cancer research study to begin this semester. Potential applicants will play an important role by directly interacting with colorectal cancer patient participants and contributing to the first study of its kind in the Hispanic population.

Duties will involve:

  • Attending and participating in training sessions and meetings
  • Initiating contact with potential study participants
  • Scheduling participants for interviews
  • Conducting thorough and detailed study interviews in English and Spanish (by telephone)
  • Entering data clearly and completely into a tracking database
  • Maintaining study documents
  • Other duties as needed
  • Commitment of at least 10 hrs/week

Qualifications:
Current full or part-time USC student; have general computer knowledge; be flexible, organized, reliable and dependable; detail-oriented; excellent personal and telephone communication skills; fluency in Spanish; paid position after training period

Students should be willing to commit to at least 10 hours per week. The position will be based in the Norris Topping Tower on the Health Sciences Campus. Interns will have flexibility in scheduling and work hours will be available during weekdays and weekends in the morning, afternoon and evening. Special consideration will be given to students during university holidays, breaks and final exam periods.

To be considered for this position, please contact Ugonna Ilhenacho at ugonna.ihenacho@med.usc.edu with your cover letter, resume and available days/hours.

Dean’s Special Lecture – Convergent Science: Life Sciences and Engineering in Oncology

Dean’s Special Lecture
January 26th 2015
Convergent Science: Life Sciences and Engineering in Oncology
Peter Kuhn, Dean’s Professor of Biological Sciences
3 P.M., Lecture / Reception to FollowJoyce J. Cammilleri Hall, Dornsife Neuroscience Pavillion

A biological transition point is the initial, instigating change that occurs when a cancer transitions from benign to malignant, from local to distant or from treatment-sensitive to treatment-resistant. However, medicine is limited currently to treating the corresponding clinical transition point — the time at which this change is first detected due to an amassed population of changed cells. Learn more about how Peter Kuhn employs physical science and biological methods to study the factors that affect biological transition points in order to improve clinical decision-making and mitigate the damage caused by delayed clinical detection. By studying the changes occurring within individual tumor cells, within patients’ organ systems, and within populations of patients to chart the dynamic course of cancer evolution, he is working to better predict and thus better treat this ever-changing disease.

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