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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 to the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), SOEST, the Institute has established the Denise B. Evans Fellowships in Oceanographic Research. These Fellowships support outstanding graduate students within SOEST 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 who will be continuing their studies at UH Manoa for at least one year following receipt of funding.
HIGP is currently seeking nominations for one new student to receive a single new award of $28,000 per year for either the Fellowship period from August 2013 to July 2014 (i.e., a one-year award), or from August 2013 to July 2015 (i.e., a two-year award).
For the purpose of this Fellowship, "oceanographic research" is considered in very broad terms. Marine geology and geophysics, ocean engineering (e.g., robotics, data systems), physical/chemical/microbial/biological oceanography, submarine volcanism, 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 Fellowship Selection Committee, comprised of faculty from within HIGP. First and foremost, this Committee will be searching for a student with outstanding research accomplishments who is currently enrolled in the graduate program at UH Manoa and who will be a student until at least July 2014 (or July 2015 for a two-year award). Although education and outreach activities are valuable aspects of a student's career, it is the research potential of the candidate that the Committee will consider most important.
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How to Apply
Students who are eligible for consideration of the Denise B. Evans Fellowship for 2013—2015 must be nominated by the student's faculty advisor, or his/her Department Chair or unit head (in the case of nominations from C-MORE, HIMB, HNEI, and HIGP). The Chair or unit head will then forward the three best nominations to the Director of HIGP. No applications submitted directly to HIGP by a student will be accepted.
Each nomination package must be in the form of a single PDF file and comprise:
Nomination packages are due at the HIGP Office (POST 602) by 4:00 p.m. Monday April 15 , 2013.
Selectee to be announced: Friday May 31 , 2013.
Funding to start: Monday August 19 , 2013.