Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Funding for Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program Available Now

Connecting You to America's Ocean and Great Lakes Treasures

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Full Funding Announcement is Now Available!
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master's and doctoral studies in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology and all other science, engineering, social

science and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas, particularly by women and members of minority groups.

 • Scholarship covers tuition and a living stipend.

 • Travel funds support a program collaboration at a national marine sanctuary field office or another NOAA office.

  • Training includes science communication, stewardship and how to become a national marine sanctuary ambassador.

To apply, each applicant must:
 • be a U.S. citizen
 • pursue, or intend to pursue, graduate-level studies at a U.S. accredited institution
 • have and maintain a high grade point average; and
 • maintain full-time student status for the duration of the scholarship award.

Deadline for applications is December 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries | sanctuary.education@noaa.gov | sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education


Thursday, October 29, 2015

USC Partek Training Nov 4-5--Analyze RNAseq, DNAseq and Microarray Data with ease

Whether you have RNAseq, DNAseq, or microarray data, Partek software offers a complete and powerful solution with user friendly workflows.

On Nov. 4 and 5, join us for a hands-on training on Partek Genomic Suite and Partek Flow at the Aresty Auditorium on the Health Science Campus.

Time: Nov. 4-5, 2015.

Location: Aresty Auditorium, Health Sciences Campus, USC

Training Outline:

Nov. 4, Wednesday 
8:45 am   Breakfast (Provided)
9:00 am-12:00 pm   Partek Flow: RNA-seq workflow (hands-on)
12:00-1:00 pm   Lunch (Provided)
1:15-4:00 pm   Partek Flow: DNA-seq workflow (hands-on)

Nov. 5, Thursday 
8:45 am   Breakfast (Provided)
9:00 am-12:00 pm   Partek Genomic Suite: Microarray data analysis and visualization
1:30 pm-4:00 pm   Q&A and open lab (bring our own data)

Registration is mandatory. Please follow this link to submit the registration

Follow this link for detailed training agenda and other information regarding this training.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Yibu Chen and Meng Li
Bioinformatics Service Program
Norris Medical Library
University of Southern California

Friday, October 23, 2015

DOE CSGF Application Notification

We are pleased to inform you that the 2016 - 2017 application for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) is now available online.


The application deadline is Tuesday, January 19, 2016, with supporting materials (GRE scores, reference letters, transcripts, etc.) also due that date. Please take a few minutes to review the FAQs and the help sections of the application, and feel free to contact us with any further questions.

- Lindsey Eilts
DOE CSGF Program Coordinator

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Travel Awards for Graduate School Funded Fellows

I am pleased to let you know that as part of USC’s continuing efforts to support our students’ academic professional development, we will again make grants available to Graduate School PhD Fellows for travel to conferences and to research sites. The base travel award is $500. If the fellow’s program matches this amount with $500, the Graduate School will contribute another $500, for a total of up to $1,500 available to the student.

The deadline for fellows to complete the fall online application is Friday, October 23, 2015 at 12 noon. A second application period will be announced in the spring semester.

Eligible students include PhD students funded by Provost’s, Annenberg, Rose Hills Foundation and Global Fellowships who have passed departmental screening or completed 24 units in their USC PhD program. Students funded by the Graduate School’s various advanced fellowships, including the Endowed and Dissertation Completion fellowships are also eligible to apply.

Fellows will complete an on-line application and will be asked to collect signatures from their faculty advisor, department chair, and dean or dean’s designate, affirming that they are making good progress toward the PhD and that the specific travel request will serve their academic goals.  Fellows will complete an on-line application and will be asked to collect signatures from their faculty advisor, department chair, and dean or dean’s designate, affirming that they are making good progress toward the PhD and that the specific travel request will serve their academic goals (signature page is attached).  The online application site will be available starting on Wednesday, October 14th and we will send you the link at that time.

New this year, the Graduate School will administer our portion of the travel award ($500 or $1,000 if matched) directly with students.  Information about the reimbursement process will be sent to students once they receive the travel award.

In addition to these funds, fellows are encouraged to apply to the Graduate Student Government for travel funding (http://gsg.usc.edu/finance/travel-grants-faq).

For further information, please contact Kate Tegmeyer, Fellowship Coordinator at gradfllw@usc.edu.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Domestic Violence Awareness Week

Please join the USC Center for Women and Men / Sexual Assault Resource Center in spreading Domestic Violence Awareness through its weeklong events.

Come to Trousdale on Monday, August 19th to pick up your sunglasses in support of DV Awareness Week and learn about other events!

Please see attached flyers and facebook invites for further information.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Spring 2016 Course Offering | BISC-587

The Department of Biological Sciences will be offering its Communications course again next Spring, which is open to both grad students and undergrads. Please e-mail the instructor, Myrna Jacobson (myrnaj@usc.edu), if you are interested in registering.

BISC-587 (Flyer & Course Syllabus)

Bioinformatics Lunch Series | Key considerations in RNA-seq experimental design

NML Bioinformatics Service is pleased to present “Key considerations in RNA-seq experimental design”. Covering some of the most important issues in RNA-seq experiment preparation, this one-hour workshop will help you avoid making common and costly mistakes in designing RNA-seq experiments. This workshop is the second installment of the ongoing Bioinformatics Lunch Series, funded by USC Libraries Dean’s Challenge Grant.

Time: 12:00-1:15 PM

Location: Norris Medical Library, West Conference Room (basement level in the library)

Registration is mandatory as the seating for this workshop is limited to 40 attendees per session. See the registration form to select a desired date

Lunch will be provided

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Yibu Chen and Meng Li
Bioinformatics Service
Norris Medical Library
University of Southern California
323-442-3309 (Yibu)
323-442-3447 (Meng)