Saturday, January 26, 2013

Fellowship in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Summer Study Abroad Program in Italy

The Gerontology program is offering a Summer 2013 Study Abroad course in Genoa, Italy. The course, GERO 499: Nutrition, Genes, Longevity and Disease is open to students of all majors and is excellent for students interested in health and wellness. We are holding an information session on Monday, Feb. 4th at 12PM in GER 230. Please forward this message along with the attached flier to any and all students that may be interested in this opportunity. Thank you so much!

Saemy Son
Admission Counselor
USC Davis School of Gerontology
Phone: 213-740-1728

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program


Targeted Fields
Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. School of Engineering. NASA-related
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students. Students Working on Master's
Thesis. Students Working on Doctoral Dissertation.

Open only to U.S. citizens. Including residents of Puerto Rico, Virgin
Islands, and Guam.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be a member of an underrepresented group in STEM, which
includes women, ethnic minorities and persons with
disabilities.GApplicants must either be within the first 3 years of a
graduate program at an accredited, U.S. university OR be in the process
of applying to an accredited STEM graduate program. Must have a minimum
GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Once the fellowship is awarded, recipients
cannot participate in any other federally funded fellowship or
scholarship program.

Stipend of $18,000 for Master's fellows and $24,000 for Ph.D. fellows.
Additional support for tuition and travel up to $8,500.


Program Description
The Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program provides up to
20 fellowships yearly to full-time underrepresented graduate students in
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Students are selected for fellowships that include financial support and
a 10-week, hands on research experience at a NASA Center or the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory. Fellowship offers financial support for up to 3

For More Information
United Negro College Fund
Special Programs Corporation
Attn: Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral
Fellowship Program
2750 Prosperity Avenue
Suite 600
Fairfax, VA 22031

(703) 205-7625 <>

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mellon Mentoring Award Nominations

I am the Special Events Coordinator for the Office of the Provost, Faculty Affairs office. One of my responsibilities is the Mellon Mentoring grant. Each year faculty members are recognized for their outstanding mentoring through the Mellon Mentoring Awards and you might have seen the call for nominations in the USC Chronicle and the Daily Trojan. It is important that we disseminate the call for nominations as widely as possible. We have four categories: faculty to faculty; faculty to postdocs; faculty to graduate students and faculty to undergraduate students. As graduate advisors you have the unique opportunity to let all of your students know about these awards and provide them the opportunity to recognize a faculty member who has been a mentor to them. Would you please provide the following information to your graduate students through your list-serves/email blast? Thank you for your assistance in this matter. I look forward to hearing from your graduate students as they nominate an outstanding faculty member for one of the Mellon Mentoring Awards.

Mellon Mentoring Award
Four Categories: Faculty to faculty; faculty to post doc; faculty to graduate student; faculty to undergraduate student
All nominations are submitted online through the Mellon Mentoring website at:
Nomination Deadline: February 22, 2013
Additional information on the award, past winners, and criteria are on the Mellon Mentoring website noted above.

Pamela D. Bennett, Ph.D.
Special Events Coordinator
USC Office of the Provost, Faculty Affairs
ADM 204 MC 4019 | 213.740.9563

Travel Awards for Graduate School funded Fellows

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

Fellows may receive one travel grant from the Graduate School during their time at USC. The award process is competitive. The grant may be used to cover travel six months prior to, or six months after the date of application. For example, a fellow submitting in February may use the funds for travel between August 2012 and July 2013.
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. The application and form for the signatures will be available at starting on Monday January 28, 2013. The deadline for fellows to complete the spring application is Friday, February 1, 2013 at 12 noon. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kate or myself at

All the best, Meredith

Meredith Drake Reitan, PhD
Assistant Dean, Fellowships
The Graduate School
Office of the Provost
University of Southern California

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Upcoming Fulbright and General International Fellowships Information Sessions

We would like you to inform you and your students of upcoming information sessions on international fellowships. During the general sessions, we will be discussing programs such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Luce and more.  During the Fulbright sessions, we will discuss the Study and Research Grants or the English Teaching Assistantship grants.  The sessions will be held on the following dates and times:

General Fellowships for International Study:

January 30, from 12pm-1pm in Leavey Library Auditorium
February 28, from 1pm-2pm in Leavey Library Auditorium
March 26, from 12pm-1pm in Leavey Library Auditorium
April 8, from 1pm-2pm in Leavey Library Auditorium

Fulbright Study and Research Grants:

January 28, from 1pm-2pm in Leavey Library Auditorium
February 13, from 12pm-1pm in Leavey Library Auditorium
March 12, from 1pm-2pm in Leavey Library Auditorium
April 4, from 12pm-1pm in Leavey Library Auditorium

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA):

January 24, from 12pm-1pm in Leavey Library Auditorium
February 5, from 1pm-2pm in Leavey Library Auditorium
March 4, from 1pm-2pm in Leavey Library Auditorium
April 17, from 3pm-4pm in Leavey Library Auditorium

U.S. Citizenship is required for the fellowships. Additional information regarding the fellowships is available at

We also have a new Facebook page where we post upcoming info sessions and applicant resources  Please like us!

If your student is unable to attend the information sessions and they would like to learn more about the fellowships, please have them contact us at or (213) 740-9116.

Thank you for your assistance,

Noosha Malek, Martha Enciso, and Katie Calvert

Office of Academic and International Fellowships
Noosha Malek, Director
Martha Enciso, Associate Director
Katie Calvert, Assistant Director
GFS 227

Monday, January 7, 2013

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship Upcoming Deadline

The Fulbright Public Policy Program deadline is February 1, 2013.  Please share this opportunity with individuals and departments that might be interested.

This Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to contribute to the strengthening of the public sector and relationship building efforts between the U.S. and countries abroad. Fulbright Public Policy Fellows will serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and function in a “special assistant” role to a senior level official.  Fellows gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out a small academic research/study project.

Available Countries:
Bangladesh, Burma, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Nepal, and Western Samoa.

Applicable public policy fields may include (but are not limited to): Agriculture, Climate Change & Environment, Economic Development, Education, Emergency Management, Energy, Finance, International Relations, Justice, Public Health, Sustainability, Tourism, and Trade.

-Candidates must have Master’s or JD by Fall 2013 OR be currently enrolled in a doctoral program. Candidates who hold a doctoral degree at the time of application are not eligible.
-Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.

More information:
For additional information on the program and application, please explore the following link:
We also encourage prospective applicants to review the brief tutorial video and a recently held webinar with a current public policy fellow in Haiti.

Upcoming webinars: January 9th, January 16th, & January 22nd
January 9th at 2:30pm ET, IIE and State Department staff will host a webinar that will include a live Q&A with a current fellow in the Ivory Coast.  More information and registration for this and our other upcoming webinars can found on the following link:


The Office of Academic & International Fellowships