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Academic Support, Professional Development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs

Provost's Fellowship Top Off

The Graduate School provides Provost’s Fellowship top off to the stipends for incoming PhD students whose combination of background and training will make a substantive, documentable, and unique contribution to the program as assessed by faculty. Provost’s fellowship top off recipients are students who excel through their academic or professional contributions and contribute to diversity and/or the reduction of salient inequalities in the program and/or field.

The PhD External Fellowship Boot Camp

The External Fellowship Boot Camp is an intensive writing workshop in which students prepare a funding application. In the fall, the Boot Camp is targeted to students pursuing the National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. In the Spring, Boot Camp is designed for advanced PhD students in the humanities and social sciences who will be applying for a variety of kinds of support.

Participants may be eligible for a research award of up to $1,000 if they submit a complete proposal to one of the identified fellowships. Boot camp attendees meet as a large group and in smaller, rotating groups of their peers.

For more information visit the Fellowships page.

Academic Professional Development Events

Please check the Graduate Events page for upcoming academic support, professional development and diversity inclusion programs.

Additional USC Programs

The USC Women in Science and Engineering Program (WiSE) is a groundbreaking effort to increase the representation and success of women in science and engineering at USC through a series of creative programs that enable women to thrive at every stage of their careers.

The USC Research Gateway Scholars Program is a student academic services initiative sponsored by the University of Southern California, Office of Undergraduate Programs.

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program is an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation initiative geared to increase the commitment to diversity in the faculty ranks of colleges and universities. Fellows work with faculty mentors to develop their scholarly interests into research projects.