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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), 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 one student to receive a single new award of $28,000 per year for the period August 2014 to July 2015.
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 within HIGP. 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 2015. Although education and outreach are valuable aspects of a student's career, it is the research potential that the Committee will consider most important.
-- June 2013 Announcement
-- February 2013 Announcement
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How to Apply
Students interested in receiving the Denise B. Evans award for 2014—2015 must follow a specific nomination process. The student's faculty advisor shall nominate the student by submitting a recommendation to his/her department chair (or director in the case of C-MORE, HIMB, HNEI, and HIGP). 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 Fellowhip are eligible for a second term.
Each nomination must be in the form of a single PDF file and comprise:
Application guidelines in downloadable pdf
Nomination packages are due at HIGP Office (POST 602) by 4:00 p.m. Monday April 14 , 2014.
Selectee to be announced: Friday May 30 , 2014.
Funding to start: Monday August 18 , 2014.
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