Office of Academic and International Fellowships
Competitive international and national fellowships can be an incredible way to enhance your knowledge in your area of study, while also giving you a competitive edge on any graduate programs you may apply to in the future. Fellowships are available to support research, study at a foreign university, teach English, or take part in an internship abroad. Fellowships can be for graduate and/or undergraduate students, and vary by location, length, and field of study.
The Discovery Scholars Program honors students who excel in the classroom while demonstrating the ability to create exceptional new scholarship or artistic works. Like sailors on an unexplored sea, Discovery Scholars blaze new paths, rather than simply following the course charted by others.
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Science Research Opportunities for Undergraduates
The Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences offers undergraduates the opportunity to work with faculty, graduate students and other undergraduate students who share similar academic and career interests. The following opportunities are available:
The McNair Scholar Program provides research opportunities and graduate preparation to a select group of first generation/low-income and underrepresented ethnic minority college students. A primary objective of the McNair Program is to provide academically talented students from these backgrounds effective preparation for doctoral study. The ultimate goal of the program is to diversify the American professoriate through placement of McNair alumni in faculty positions.
Medical Preceptorship Program
This program is co-sponsored by the USC Office of Undergraduate Programs and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The program's goal is to increase students' understanding and appreciation of the art of pediatric medicine and to help them gain familiarity with the health issues facing underserved communities.
Office of Undergraduate Education
The Office of Undergraduate Education provides additional information on academic programs, such as Renaissance Scholars, Thematic Option, Interdisciplinary majors and minors, Global Scholars and overseas study opportunities. You can also find opportunities to be involved on-campus and within the local and global community.
Research Programs by School
USC schools encourage the Discovery Scholar ideal of undergraduate research with programs of their own. See what is available in your area of study.
Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly & Creative Work
The Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work provides undergraduates with the unique opportunity to exhibit and share examples of their significant research and creativity with the university community. Students may present work in a variety of ways, such as through poster/panel sessions, art exhibits, and electronic media. All undergraduates are encouraged to participate.
Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Academic Research Fund
USC Research Centers
The University of Southern California is home to research centers and institutes spanning the arts and humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering and technology. These centers and institutes are the locus of research for collaborative groups of investigators pushing the frontiers of knowledge forward. The various schools of USC also host a broad array of individual faculty members' laboratories and research units.
Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
The WiSE program 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.