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HIGP encourages applications from energetic and enthusiastic students wishing to join our research Institute in partnership with the Department of Earth Sciences. We offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. We want to ensure students have adequate money to live in Hawaii. Thus, we require all our students to be supported on assistantships (either Research or Teaching Assistants). The number of teaching assistantships is limited so the great majority of our students are supported on faculty members' research grants. Before applying, we strongly recommend that prospective students contact individual faculty members directly for specific details and funding opportunities. Please refer to our Personnel Listing and Research Areas for more information on possible project ideas. Women and minority students are especially encouraged to apply for positions within the Institute.

Obtaining an Application:

Prospective graduate students wishing to work with HIGP faculty are admitted to the University of Hawai‘i through the Department of Earth Sciences in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).

There are graduate fellowship opportunities available to qualified students seeking other kinds of funding. These examples are listed as a courtesy and are provided for information only without endorsement by HIGP/SOEST/UH:

NASA Graduate Opportunities: Awards for graduate studies leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. See a comprehensive listing https://science.nasa.gov/learners/learner-opportunities for more information and application.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships: Approximately 9% of the fellowships are awarded to Geoscience students annually. Visit http://www.asee.org/ndseg/ for more information and online application.

National Physical Science Consortium: Provides full funding (up to 6 years) for female and minority students seeking doctoral degrees in the physical sciences. See http://www.npsc.org for more information and application.

National Science Foundation -- Graduate Research Fellowships: Provide three years of support for advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&org=DGE&from=home for more information and application.


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