Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ford Fellowship Info Session

On Monday, September 30, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:30pm in the Rosen Family Screening Room (TCC 227) the Graduate School will host an information session for students who are interested in applying for the Ford Foundation’s Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. Lunch will be provided.

The Ford Pre-Doctoral fellowship provides three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

To be eligible, students must be:
1. Citizens, nationals or permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program
2. A member in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives, Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders or Puerto Ricans

Deadline for the Ford Pre-Doctoral is November 20, 2013 and more information is available at:

USC Science Film Competition

Dear Faculty and Students,

The USC Science Film Competition is open to all USC students in any program, and it is a  wonderful opportunity to get involved in finding great stories and ideas to communicate in short film. There are generous prizes for the winners, and students have found it very rewarding to collaborate on making short films, often leaning more about the science and the film making in the process. It is entirely voluntary.  Faculty have, in some cases, used it as an additional opportunity for students to do a project for their class.  The teams must be interdisciplinary, encouraging collaboration between students in science, engineering, or medicine, on the one hand,   and students in film and communication and the arts (and beyond), on the other. Students from any field of study can be involved.

The details of the competition can be found at , where there is also a link to a blog that students can sign up for to help find potential teammates from other programs. There's a Facebook page students can like to get regular updates about the competition, events, and so forth: , or they can follow the twitter account:

On Friday 4th October there'll be a social event in the early evening to help students from various disciplines (potential teammates) meet.  Please see the websites for more details. Teams must register for the competition by October 16th.

Please contact Clifford Johnson in Physics and Astronomy  if there are any questions:

Thank you!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Luce Scholars Program

USC is now accepting applications for the Luce Scholars Program. Luce Scholars gain new perspectives and cultural insights on their host countries through immersive living and working experiences in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. 

About the Luce Scholars Program:

USC Nomination Deadline: October 11, 2013

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