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National Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Workshops Offered

Workshops are offered to dive into the details of application for a specific award. Information Sessions are an overview of a variety of fellowships around a particular theme. We offer these in both in-person and virtual formats. Please join us at any of our upcoming sessions.

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Workshop Description
Truman Getting Started 1681876800

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 3:30 pm
Where: Harper 320
Topics: Truman

For students planning to apply for Truman in Fall 2023, this session will kick start the process and involve brainstorming and hints and tips for working on your application over the summer.

NSF GRFP Getting Started 1681358400

When: Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Where: Zoom
Topics: NSF GRFP

Join the National Fellowships team to get started on your Fall 2023 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship application. Hear hints and tips about the application, gain an overview of the components, and listen while recent recipients share their experiences in applying. You'll leave with a roadmap of next steps that will lead you to the national deadline in October 2023. Any student looking to begin graduate school, or who is less than a year into their graduate program, in a STEM field or certain soc

Pickering/Rangel/Payne Getting Started 1681272000

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 3:30 pm
Where: Harper 320
Topics: Rangel, Pickering, Payne Fellowship

Are you passionate about public service and want to take your career international? The Foreign Service might be for you! Join this workshop highlighting fellowships that provide $80,000_ in graduate school funding and a pathway into the Foreign Service. Career opportunities include cybersecurity, diplomacy, economic policy, arts and culture, security services, and more.

Communicating Your Scholarly Identity 1680753600

When: Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom

This interactive graduate professional development workshop will help you develop compelling answers to the fundamental questions at the heart of any fellowship, postdoctoral, and job application: who you are and why your work matters. Log into Zoom, then Register for the Meeting

Communicating Your Scholarly Identity 1680667200

When: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Where: Close-Hipp 204E

This interactive graduate professional development workshop will help you develop compelling answers to the fundamental questions at the heart of any fellowship, postdoctoral, and job application: who you are and why your work matters.

Goldwater Getting Started 1680667200

When: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 3:30 pm
Where: Harper 320
Topics: Goldwater

For students planning to apply for Goldwater in Fall 2023, this session will kick start the process and involve brainstorming and hints and tips for working on your application over the summer.

Graduate STEM Fellowships 1680062400

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Where: Zoom

Log into Zoom, then Register for the Meeting

Applying to PhD programs 1679544000

When: Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom

Are you a current master’s or professional student considering applying for a PhD? Come learn how PhD programs differ from other types of graduate degree programs and how to prepare to apply. This workshop will help you navigate the application process, understand funding, and learn the key factors to consider when choosing a program. Log into Zoom, then Register for the Meeting

Applying to PhD programs 1679457600

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Where: Close-Hipp 204E

Are you a current master’s or professional student considering applying for a PhD? Come learn how PhD programs differ from other types of graduate degree programs and how to prepare to apply. This workshop will help you navigate the application process, understand funding, and learn the key factors to consider when choosing a program.

Planning Your Graduate School Experience 1678939200

When: Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom

This workshop will help you map out a personal development plan for gaining the academic and professional skills you need for your future career during your graduate program. Log into Zoom, then Register for the Meeting

Planning Your Graduate School Experience 1678852800

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Where: Close-Hipp 204E

This workshop will help you map out a personal development plan for gaining the academic and professional skills you need for your future career during your graduate program.

NIH Student Panel 1677214800

When: Friday, February 24, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Where: Zoom
Topics: NIH Oxford-Cambridge, NIH Undergraduate, NIH SIP, NIH F-Series Awards, NIH GPP

NIH F awards support doctoral training for students in biomedical, behavioral, and clinical health science fields. Come learn about these awards and how to apply from a panel of current USC graduate students who have all received NIH F31 fellowships. Log into Zoom, then Register for the Meeting

Freshman Fellowship Foundations #4 - National Fellowships 1677214800

When: Friday, February 24, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Where: HRH B110

FFF finishes with a session discussing national fellowship options, and how the previous three sessions provide building blocks for being a competitive applicant.

Writing Graduate Fellowship Proposals in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1677128400

When: Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom

This graduate student workshop covers in detail how to prepare a research proposal for fellowships in the humanities and social sciences. We will examine each component of a proposal and address how to effectively prepare each part. Log into Zoom, then Register for the Meeting

Writing Graduate Fellowship Proposals in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1677042000

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Where: Close-Hipp 204E

This graduate student workshop covers in detail how to prepare a research proposal for fellowships in the humanities and social sciences. We will examine each component of a proposal and address how to effectively prepare each part.

STEM undergrad Opps Info Session 1677042000

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 3:30 pm
Where:

Log into Zoom, then Register for the Meeting

Fulbright IIE GPS session 1676869200

When: Monday, February 20, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Where: Zoom
Topics: Fulbright

Interested in teaching English, doing research, or going to graduate school abroad? Join this info session hosted by the US Fulbright Student Program and hear more about the program, what makes a strong application, and how USC can support you through the process! Register here.

Freshman Fellowship Foundations #3 - Faculty Relationships 1676610000

When: Friday, February 17, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Where: HRH B110

FFF continues with a conversation with Dr. Carol Harrison and Dr. Jeff Persels about how to engage with faculty and build relationships with them.

Writing Graduate Fellowship Proposals in STEM Fields 1676523600

When: Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom

This graduate student workshop takes an in-depth look at how to approach writing a fellowship proposal in STEM disciplines. We will focus on how to structure a research proposal and effectively communicate the nature and significance of your research. Log into Zoom, then Register for the Meeting

Public Service Opps Info Session 1676437200

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 3:30 pm
Where: Zoom

This information session will cover national fellowship opportunities related to public service. Log into Zoom, then Register for the Meeting

Writing Graduate Fellowship Proposals in STEM Fields 1676437200

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Where: Close-Hipp 204E

This graduate student workshop takes an in-depth look at how to approach writing a fellowship proposal in STEM disciplines. We will focus on how to structure a research proposal and effectively communicate the nature and significance of your research.

Freshman Fellowship Foundations #2 - Leadership 1676005200

When: Friday, February 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Where:

FFF continues with a presentation on leadership by Dr. Kirk Randazzo.

Gilman Workshop 1675918800

When: Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 1:30 pm
Where: Harper 320
Topics: Gilman

Calling all Pell-eligible students! Come learn about how you can earn up to$ 5,000 toward a study abroad experience through the Gilman Scholarship.

International Opps Info Session 1675832400

When: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 3:30 pm
Where: Zoom

Learn more about opportunities to do research, teach English, study, or go to graduate school abroad. Log into Zoom, then Register for the Meeting

Freshman Fellowship Foundations #1 - Research 1675400400

When: Friday, February 3, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Where: HRH B110

FFF will begin with a research panel, focusing on what research is in different disciplines, how to get started, and funding available on campus.


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