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The Denise B. Evans Fellowships in Oceanographic Research
By virtue of a very generous gift from the estate of Denise B. Evans, the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP) in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) has established the Denise B. Evans Fellowships in Oceanographic Research. These awards support outstanding SOEST graduate students in many different fields of oceanographic research. Awards are in the amount of $28,000 per year, and are paid as salary to graduate research assistants at UH Mānoa who will be continuing their studies.
HIGP is currently seeking nominations for two students to each receive a single new award of $28,000 per year for the period August 2015 to July 2016.
For the purpose of this award, "oceanographic research" is considered in very broad terms. Marine geology and geophysics, ocean engineering (e.g., robotics, data systems), physical/chemical/microbial/biological oceanography, analysis of coral reefs, submarine volcanism, tsunamis, modeling of air-sea interactions, ocean wave energy, ocean remote sensing, and marine biology, are all considered to be covered by this opportunity. However, near-shore investigations of hydrologic/sedimentary processes on land, the effects of sea-level rise on land, the geology of Pacific islands, and island meteorology are all beyond the scope of this award.
Nominations will be reviewed by the HIGP Denise B. Evans Selection Committee, comprised of faculty from HIGP and SOEST. First and foremost, this Committee will be searching for a student with outstanding research accomplishments who will be studying at Mānoa until at least July 2016. Although education and outreach are valuable aspects of a student's career, it is the research potential that the Committee will consider most important.
How to Apply
Students interested in receiving the Denise B. Evans awards for 2015—2016 must follow a specific nomination process. The student's faculty advisor shall nominate the student by submitting a recommendation to her/his SOEST department chair (or director in the case of CMORE, HIMB, HNEI, and HIGP). Students in the Marine Biology graduate program are eligible through the HIMB. The chair or director will then forward their three top nominations to the Director of HIGP. No applications submitted directly to HIGP by a student will be accepted. Prior recipients of the Fellowships are eligible for a second year.
Each nomination must be in the form of a single PDF file and comprise of:
>> Please read the Application guidelines in downloadable pdf.
Nomination packages are due at HIGP Office (POST 602) by 4:00 p.m. Thursday May 7 , 2015.
Selectees to be announced: Friday June 5 , 2015.
Funding to start: Monday August 3 , 2015.
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