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SENIORS ONLY: Phi Kappa Phi Research & Creative Works Award

The Phi Kappa Phi Research and Creative Works Award is open to all students who will be graduating in May 2020 (and also those who graduated in Dec. 2019). You do not have to be a member of our Phi Kappa Phi chapter to be eligible. Honors College seniors in particular are encouraged to pursue this award, as Bachelor’s Essays tend to make strong submissions.

You can find submission information here. The application includes a summary page, a one-page impact statement, the artifact itself, and a brief, letter from a CofC faculty member speaking to the strength of the project. The letter should be submitted separately from the other materials, and the faculty member can send it directly to the email address noted in the document linked above.

Please reach out to Professor Anton Vander Zee at if you have any questions about the awards process.

Posted on April 15, 2020 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Full-Time Research Position at MUSC

Intended for graduating students, this position involves experimental work in addiction neuroscience, primarily directed at understanding how alcohol affects the brain and examining possible treatments.  This position requires working with animals (mice) as the model organism.

Review the job description and apply here.

Posted on March 31, 2020 in Internships & Jobs, Research

MUSC Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Seeking Part-Time Intern

MUSC Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics is looking for a part-time intern (10-20 hours/week) for Fall 2020 to assist with multiple autism research studies.

The candidate will assist the principal investigator (PI) and program coordinators (PC) with the management and recruitment of a large-scale study of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Primary activities include interfacing and recruiting families across the state of South Carolina as well as forming connections and partnerships with statewide agencies and organizations. The candidate will assist PI and PC with data management of the study, procurement of research supplies, oversight of participant recruitment, event planning, and collection of research data. Position may include travel within the state of South Carolina in order to assist with the development of partnerships with statewide organizations or to assist families to complete aspects of the study.

This internship opportunity is unpaid.
Questions? Call/text 843-714-1352 or email

Posted on March 9, 2020 in Internships & Jobs, Research

Conduct Research with the Lavin Laboratory at MUSC

The Lavin Laboratory studies the neurobiology of neuropsychiatric disorders. It is seeking a highly motivated individual pursuing a B.S/B.A. in biological sciences, neuroscience, or related disciplines. Work will include in vivo methods, such as rat handling, behavioral testing, surgical techniques, immunofluorescence histochemistry and multiphoton microscopy. Previous experience in a laboratory setting is not required. Those interested should send a short statement of interest and CV to Dr. Antonieta Lavin ( and cc Dr. Armenta- Resendiz (

Posted on February 19, 2020 in Research

Opportunity for Neuroscience Research Experience at MUSC

The Otis Laboratory studies the neurobiology of reward seeking and addiction. It is seeking one or two highly-motivated individuals pursuing a B.S/B.A. in biological sciences, neuroscience, or related disciplines. Work will include in vivo methods, such as mouse handling, behavioral testing, microscopy, and surgical techniques. Previous experience in a laboratory setting is not required. Interested candidates should send a short statement of interest and CV to former CofC student and current PhD candidate in neuroscience at MUSC, Kelsey Vollmer, at

Posted on February 12, 2020 in Research

We Want to Celebrate You!

If you have applied and received a grant, internship, job, or other opportunity through the Student Opportunity Center (SOC), please email Sarah Kell at so we may congratulate you!

Additionally, if you have lost the SOC account activation email, never received it, or it ended in your spam folder, click here to get a new one.

Posted on January 28, 2020 in Internships & Jobs, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Student Opportunity Center Listings, Study Abroad

Apply for the Fulbright US Student Program

Interested in studying, researching, or teaching abroad after graduation? The Fulbright U.S. Student program offers these opportunities in over 140 countries.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to complete international graduate study and advanced research or teach English in a variety of academic settings. The program awards approximately 2,000 grants annually in all fields of study.

The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. The College of Charleston is annually a Top Fulbright Producer.

Applications for the 2020-2021 cycle opens March 31, 2020 and closes the first week of October. This is the perfect time to get started on the application!

If this program interests you, please visit the National Awards Office at 6 Green Way. Office Hours are 11am-3pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and 11am-2pm on Wednesday.

For any questions or to set up meetings regarding this opportunity, email us at

Posted on January 28, 2020 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Study Abroad

National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. There are dozens of REUs available from Astronomical Sciences to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. You can search for all REUs here.

Highlighted REUs from the SOC include:
Interactive Biomaterials REU Program at Syracuse University
Johns Hopkins Summer Biology REU
Biodiversity REU at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
University of Wyoming Astronomy REU

Check out the Student Opportunity Center for more REUs!

Posted on January 16, 2020 in Research

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