What: The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is a 10-week interdisciplinary internship that provides rising seniors with research and professional development experience that prepares them for graduate studies. This program is intended for current juniors who may be interested in education and psychology research.

SURP interns will present their research at multiple research symposiums, conduct research with UVA faculty and graduate student mentors, and participate in workshops on research methods and the graduate school application process, and enroll in a rigorous GRE prep course. Interns will be supported with a $3,000 stipend (with additional travel and meals expenses), housing throughout the program, and a network of mentors and support staff.

To Apply: Interested students may apply using the online application.

Deadline: February 1, 2019

More information about this program can be found on the program’s website. If you have any questions, please email CurrySURP@virginia.edu.

Posted on January 8, 2019 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Virtual Student Federal Service

Are you a student looking for a way to make a real difference in the work of your government, while also gaining job experience and connections?

Through the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program, a program through the US Department of State, students can work on projects that advance the work of government on multiple fronts. Projects include helping counter violent extremism, strengthening human rights monitoring, developing virtual programs, engaging in digital communications, mapping, economic and political reporting, data analysis, graphic design, and app building. A full list of projects is available here.

Each year, federal employees submit project requests between May 1 and June 10. U.S. students apply to their top three VSFS projects from July 1-31 on USAJOBS.gov. VSFS supervisors review applications between August 1-31 and may contact VSFS candidates for a virtual interview. As part of the interview, candidates may be asked to show examples of their expertise and work. All candidates will hear by early September if they have been offered a position.

Selected eInterns work on their projects for ten hours a week from September through May. Some eInterns work their academic institutions to receive course credit for their VSFS participation.

Posted on December 17, 2018 in Internships & Jobs, Research

Save the Date: TEDxCharleston

TEDxCharleston is an all-day immersion experience at the intersection of science, art performance, and business. It is designed to enrich the Charleston community through presentations and entertainment that inspires, engages and transforms. Set your calendar alerts for Monday, February 12th to buy tickets to TEDxCharleston, CURRENTS, on April 10, 2019 at the Charleston Music Hall. Join in on an action-packed day of incredible performances, ideas, inspiration, networking and more. Tickets are sold online at: tedxcharleston.org/

Scholarships Available! TEDxCharleston offers need-based scholarships to attend TEDxCharleston. If you or someone you know would like to be considered, please fill out the application by Jan. 25, 2019.

Volunteers Needed! TEDxCharleston is a 100% volunteer effort. Want to get involved? We need you! Please apply for consideration to work with us at our event on April 10th.

Posted on December 13, 2018 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

South Carolina Washington Semester Program

What: The Washington Semester Program (WSP) gives eligible juniors and seniors the opportunity to spend a semester working and taking classes in Washington DC, gaining valuable experience while earning academic credit toward their degrees. Students do not have to be political science majors to apply as the program is applicable for any major or career path.

To Apply: Please visit the program’s website or contact Program Director Julie Hutt at jhutt@mailbox.sc.edu. If you plan to apply, please arrange a meeting with Dr. Folds Bennett at FoldsBennettT@cofc.edu to receive approval to apply and discuss how the program curriculum aligns with CofC Honors requirements.


The deadline to apply for Fall 2019 WSP is Thursday, February 14th 2019.

For more information, visit our page on this opportunity.

Posted on November 27, 2018 in Internships & Jobs, Study Abroad

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. Hertog Fellowships give fellows the chance to study classic texts in conversation with contemporary issues including partisanship in American politics, the rise of nationalism, and the dynamics of our political institutions. There are also weekend seminars available for undergraduates and recent graduates that explore different topics throughout the Winter and Spring of 2019.




More Information

Weekend Seminars – Hertog Weekend Seminars provide top undergraduates with the rare opportunity to engage in high-level intellectual discussion and debate on the most influential works in political thought and the most pressing policy issues facing the United States. Any undergraduate or very recent graduate (2018 or 2019) not already pursuing an advanced degree, may apply. The Hertog Foundation provides travel, lodging, meals, and all course materials. Application deadline: January 14, 2019

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. This highly competitive fellowship is designed to reflect the broad curriculum of the Hertog Foundation. Hertog Summer Fellows take courses in a wide variety of subjects, from political philosophy to contemporary public affairs, from economics to foreign policy. Housing and a stipend are provided by the Hertog Foundation. Early Decision deadline: January 14, 2019  Application deadline: February 11, 2019


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 27, 2018 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Undergraduate Research Opportunity

Dr. Koivisto is an Assistant Professor at the Hollings Cancer Center and Medical University of South Carolina. He is a veterinary pathologist with graduate education in comparative veterinary medicine. He is currently seeking three undergraduate students with an interested in conducting biomedical research.





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Dr. Koivisto promises to devote specific time each week to these students ensuring that they receive proper training and education to understand basic molecular biology techniques, practice scientific methodology and basic mouse husbandry. Students will be expected to attend and participate in a bi-weekly lab meeting specifically for undergraduate students working in the lab. During lab meeting, students will be asked to present their data and will gain precious skills in critical thinking that will help prepare them for careers in medicine or other advanced studies.

Currently, his lab is working on three projects that would involve collecting and analyzing data. One project involves studying the effects of obesity and diet in the initiation and promotion of uterine cancer. The second project involves studying how tumor suppressor genes PTEN and P53 alter hormone signaling to drive uterine cancer. These two projects are expected to result in manuscript publication over the next year. The third project involves studying the microbiome in mice as it relates to cancer. This project is a pilot project and therefore a little riskier when it comes to resulting in a formal publication.

This is currently a volunteer position, but Dr. Koivisto hopes to work to develop a way to fund outstanding undergraduates in the future. If you are interested in this research and mentorship opportunity, please contact Dr. Christopher Koivisto at koivisto@musc.edu.


Posted on November 20, 2018 in Research

Student Opportunity Center (SOC)

CofC Honors has recently adopted a resource that connects you to over 10,000 conferences, journals, research, and funding opportunities from all over the world. It is free, easy to use, and flexible to your interests. Please take 30 seconds to check it out and discover opportunities to make yourself stand out from the crowd!

Check your emails (and spam folders) for an invitation to join the network. This short video provides more information on how to navigate the new system.

Posted on November 13, 2018 in Internships & Jobs, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Sadie Tanner Conference

What: The Sadie Tanner Conference is a one-day conference that aims to diversify economics and economic-related fields through the education, community, and mentorship of Black women.

When: February 23, 2019

Where: Mathematica’s D.C. Office

To Register: The registration form for individuals can be found here. The registration fee is $30 for undergraduate students.

To learn more about this event, please visit the conference’s website.

Posted on November 13, 2018 in Announcements & Events

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