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MUSC – Drug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program Application!


What: The DART (Drug Abuse Research Training) summer program is a structured 10-week, mentored training program for medical students, graduate students, and undergraduate students at MUSC, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. This project’s goal is to introduce promising students to research, both basic science and clinical in nature, and afford them the opportunity to work closely with a research mentor and his/her investigative team. This fellowship provides a $3,500 stipend.

To Apply: The application can be found here. Submissions must include a CCV and a 1-2 page personal statement.

Deadline: February 1, 2018

For more information on this opportunity, visit the program’s website.

Posted on November 27, 2017 in Internships & Jobs, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Hertog Fellowships and Seminars on Politics and Policy

The Hertog Foundation offers several highly competitive and selective educational programs for outstanding individuals who seek to influence the intellectual, civic, and political life of the United States. Fellows study with master teachers and hear from distinguished speakers drawn from academia, politics, journalism, and business. Current lecturers include Yuval Levin (National Affairs), General John Allen (Brookings), Robert Bartlett (Boston College), Vickie Sullivan (Tufts), Frederick Kagan (AEI), and many more.





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The Foundation has four offerings next year:
Weekend Seminars – Intensive three-day seminars on public policy topics offered in Winter/Spring 2018.

Political Studies Program – Our flagship seven-week fellowship will run from June 17 to August 4, 2018. The best candidates for this program are college upperclassmen and recent grads, although we have accepted exceptional freshmen and sophomores in the past.

War Studies Program – A two-week summer fellowship offered by Kim and Fred Kagan at the Institute for the Study of War. This program is also best-suited to juniors, seniors, and recent grads.

Summer Courses – This series of one- to two-week seminars allows students to create their own individualized course of study. Younger students are encouraged to apply for these seminars, as are upperclassmen who have other obligations during the summer.

For more information on these programs, visit the Foundation’s website.

If you are interested in applying for a fellowship or seminar, application requirements and directions for submission can be found here.


Posted on November 17, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Vanderbilt Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics

Vanderbilt University’s Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics combines analytical training in economic theory with the study of law. Students who complete this program receive both a Ph.D. in Law and Economics and a J.D. Students who pursue this program are typically majors in mathematics or economics, and the curriculum is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in universities, research institutions, or government.




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Courses: Courses of study during the first two years of the Ph.D. curriculum include econometric theory and application, law and economics, mathematical economics, microeconomic theory, and statistics. Students also choose two fields of concentration within the program, with the principal fields including risk and environmental regulation, labor and human resources, and behavioral law and economics.

Who: Seniors wishing to pursue a law degree are able to apply. Undergraduates are encouraged to begin thinking about this program early in their academic careers so that they may complete coursework to supplement topics covered in this program.

To Apply:  Applicants who have not already earned a J.D. must complete applications for both the J.D. program through the School of Law and the Law and Economics Program through the Graduate School. The application requires scores from both the GRE and LSAT, three letters of recommendation, an official copy of your transcript, and a Statement of Purpose. Applications submitted by January 15th will receive priority consideration and funding. The application can be found here.

More information can be found on the program’s website.

Posted on November 7, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program

Image result for mount vernon leadership fellowsWhat: The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective six week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president just outside our nation’s capital. We offer an all-inclusive six week program that provides housing, transportation, meals, and a $3000 stipend. The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program offers a dynamic and stimulating leadership curriculum that encourages students to examine their personal strengths, identify areas for growth, and ultimately take action as a leader.



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In that spirit, these leadership lessons are taught within a framework emphasizing the inspirational leadership model of George Washington. Students are also afforded the opportunity of meeting with and learning from current leaders of national prominence in the government, journalism, business and nonprofits sectors. A highlight of the Leadership Fellows experience is learning how to take a personal passion and turn it into a blueprint for action in the form of a Capstone Project. Leadership Fellows spend some of their time working on their individual capstones while at Mount Vernon, culminating in a final presentation at the conclusion of the program.

When: May 26, 2018 – July 6, 2018

To Apply: Visit the program’s website to apply. Students are encouraged to apply if they have proven leadership ability and involvement, have demonstrated interest in their proposed Capstone Project, have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher, and are a current U.S. citizen. The application requires a resume, three written essays/video statements (essay topics can be found here), 2 letters of recommendation, and a current college transcript. The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2018.

More information on this program can be found on their website.

Posted on November 7, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Earn a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management in Hong Kong (Scholarships Available)

What: A one-year MSc HRMOB (Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior) program with full scholarship or partial scholarship.

Who: Open to CofC School of Business graduates; 14 CofC alumni have enrolled in past three years

When: 2018-2019 academic year

Where: Lingnan University, Hong Kong

See program flyer for more details. Please contact CofC Professor Henry Xie at for more information by November 20th.

Posted on October 23, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Study Abroad

2018 Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship

The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship was launched by the State Department to address its growing need for technology expertise in the field of diplomacy, in addition to increasing the representation of diverse groups among its service. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Program highlights include: 

  • Undergraduate candidates (2 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for junior and senior years of undergraduate studies related to an Information Technology field.
  • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  •  Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service IMS entry requirements.

The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship information and application may be accessed here: The deadline for all materials to be received is at midnight on December 31st, 2017.


Posted on October 13, 2017 in Internships & Jobs, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Funding for Conferences, Projects, Programs, etc

What: The Student Outreach Program provides support to undergraduate students at the College of Charleston in endeavors that provide opportunities for growth as global citizens and the ability to serve as representatives of the institution beyond the campus community. The primary goal of the Student Outreach Program is to assist individual students (not connected to a registered student organization nor a department sponsored program) with costs associated with projects or programs that allow them to enhance their academic experience, develop a professional network and promote the quality programs and resources offered by the College to a broad and diverse audience. The Student Outreach request form, located on OrgSync, must be submitted by 5:00pm on Monday during the fall and spring semesters. Forms should be submitted at least four weeks prior to the commencement of the intended event.

For More Information: Reference The Compass pg 23

Posted on October 3, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

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