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stripes The Denise B. Evans Fellowships in Oceanographic Research

Fellow from June 2014 announcement Fellow Katie Smith Evans Fellow Seminar (abstracts link)
Monday, April 13, 2015 at 1:00-2:00pm in POST 723.
Fellow Jonathan Sleeper Fellow Katie Smith  


Background
By virtue of a very generous gift from the estate of Denise B. Evans, the Hawai‘i 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:
  1. A cover letter from the advisor (3 page maximum), advocating the student's particular accomplishments to date and the potential impact that the Denise B. Evans award would have on the student's career.
  2. The student's CV, including any publications, conference presentations, ship time, and any other professional activities.
  3. Transcript for student since his/her arrival at UH.
A maximum of three nominations from each organizational unit will be accepted. No prioritization need be given to these three nominations.

>> Please read the Application guidelines in downloadable pdf. pdf version


Schedule
Nomination packages are due at HIGP Office (POST 602) by 4:00 p.m. Thursday May 7th, 2015.

Selectees to be announced: Friday June 5th, 2015.

Funding to start: Monday August 3rd, 2015.


Fellows
-- May 2014 Announcement
  • Jonathan Sleeper from the Department of Geology and Geophysics/Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology is a graduate student with Fernando Martinez. Sleeper's research focuses on the effects of both spreading rate and subduction-related chemical heterogeneities on the volcanic and tectonic characteristics of backarc spreading centers. [ News item ]

-- June 2013 Announcement
  • Yaprak Onat from the Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering is a graduate student with R. Cengiz Ertekin. Onat is working on renewable energy resources. [ News item ]

  • Katie Smith from the Department of Oceanography is a graduate student with Mark Merrifield. Smith is researching how internal tide variability impacts island coastal ecosystems. [ News item ]

-- February 2013 Announcement
  • Alice Colman from the Department of Geology and Geophysics is a graduate student with John Sinton. Colman is researching the effects of the rate of magma supply on mid-ocean ridge volcanic eruptions and magmatic systems. [ News item ]

  • Shimi Rii from the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education is a graduate student with Matthew Church. Rii is researching the role of gradients in controlling plankton community structure. [ News item ]


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  Updated: 2 April 2015.


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