Thursday, December 17, 2015

Help us “Deck Our Halls”!

The USC Graduate School has recently moved to a new office suite in STU 301 and we would like to display the work of graduate students from across USC on the walls. We are especially interested in data visualizations, paintings, photographs, graphics, textiles, or other contributions that reflect the interests and research pursuits of USC graduate students. Other than copyrighted images, all types of submissions are welcome. The work will be featured for up to one year and will be returned to the student no later than December 2016. Within reason, the Graduate School will cover the cost of professionally printing and mounting works selected for display. Featured students will be invited to an open house early next year.

To be considered, please submit a copy (or draft) of the proposed work via email to by January 15, 2016. Proposals will be reviewed the following week and final selections will be made by the end of January.

If you have questions, I am available to assist.


Meredith Drake Reitan, MPL, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate Fellowships
Graduate School
Office of the Provost
Adjunct Associate Professor
Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Chateaubriand Fellowship Call for Applications is Open

We would like to remind you that the Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications for 2016-2017 is now open.

We believe this program may interest you or your colleagues in your graduate school who have or would like to initiate collaborations with French researchers.

Below and attached you will find a description of the Chateaubriand Fellowship. We would appreciate it if you could forward this information to any of your colleagues or other contacts that may be interested.

- Bourses Chateaubriand 2016-2017 EN

We remain at your disposal for any further information, and thank you in advance for your help in disseminating this call for applications.

Sincerely yours,

Minh-Hà Pham
Counselor for Science and Technology
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Rachel MacFarland
Program Associate
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fellowship Opportunities at the National Institute of Justice

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is looking for doctoral students with innovative research that aims to solve problems faced by criminal justice practitioners. Apply to be part of one of NIJ’s Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) programs. The deadline is December 15.

For doctoral students in social and behavioral sciences (SBS), NIJ awards up to $32,000 in stipend and research support.

For doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), students can receive stipends of $35,000 as well as up to $15,000 annually to cover tuition and research expenses. Up to three years of support are possible, with demonstration of continued enrollment and satisfactory progress.

Learn more about the NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship. Deadline: Dec. 15, 2015. 

View a flier for the Graduate Fellowship Opportunity in STEM.

View a flier for the Graduate Fellowship Opportunity in SBS.

Additionally, NIJ’s W.E.B Du Bois Fellowship will be open early next year. The fellowship is for research that emphasizes crime, violence and the administration of justice in diverse cultural contexts. Learn more about that opportunity here.

For up-to-date information about NIJ’s funding opportunities, subscribe to our email list.

William A. Ford
Research Division Director
Office of Science and Technology
National Institute of Justice
US Department of Justice
(Desk) 202-353-9768
(Cell)    202-598-9484

The National Institute of Justice — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to reduce crime and promote justice.