EWC-NSF Doctoral Fellowship for Environmental Transitions and Emerging Infectious Diseases

East-West Ctr./Nat’l Science Fdn.
Doctoral (PhD) Fellowship

Deadline: 1 November (annual)
Study in:  Hawaii, USA
Next course starts August 2011

Brief description:

The East-West Center-National Science Foundation Doctoral Fellowship for Environmental Transitions and Emerging Infectious Diseases (hereafter, the EWC-NSF Doctoral Fellowship) provides doctoral funding for graduate students to participate in educational and research programs at the East-West Center while pursuing doctoral study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

The research is a collaborative project with the East-West Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Hanoi University of Agriculture. The project includes participation of students in an NSF-funded IGERT.

EWC-NSF Doctoral Fellows will work closely with East-West Center researchers and University of Hawaii faculty, as well as with researchers in Vietnam involved in the East-West Center—National Science Foundation Project for Environmental Transitions and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Host Institution(s):

East-West Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Hanoi University of Agriculture.

Field of study:

Botany, Anthropology, Geography, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, or Urban and Regional Planning

Number of Awards:

Three EWC-NSF Doctoral Fellowships are available for study to begin in August 2010.

Target group:

Prospective and current doctoral students in the priority fields of study are eligible.  Open to international applicants.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The EWC-NSF Doctoral Fellowship will cover initial and terminal roundtrip airfare, tuition and fees payable to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, book allowance, housing in an East-West Center graduate residence hall, health insurance, and a monthly stipend towards meals and incidental expenses, for up to a maximum of three years.  EWC-NSF Doctoral Fellowships may be renewed up to a maximum of 36 months.

See the complete scholarship inclusions in the application packet (link found below).

Eligibility:

Three doctoral fellowships are available on a competitive basis to candidates committed to pursuing fields of study that are relevant to the objectives of the East-West Center—National Science Foundation Doctoral Fellowship for Environmental Transitions and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

See the complete eligibility criteria in the application packet (link found below).

Selection Criteria:

Selection for the fellowship is based upon the merits of the application. The final selection decision takes into consideration the following: relevance of the applicant’s interests to the EWC—NSF Doctoral Fellowship, recommendation by the University of Hawai‘i graduate field of study, test scores, letters of reference, academic record, community involvement/extracurricular activity participation, and narrative statements.

Application instructions:

The EWC-NSF Doctoral Fellowships are administered by the East-West Center.   The application packet includes an application form to the East-West Center and an application to the University of Hawaii. Downloadable application materials are available here.

It is not necessary to obtain admission to a field of graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i before applying to the East-West Center. Application to both the University of Hawai‘i and East-West Center may be done concurrently by submitting both applications and all supporting documents directly to the East-West Center.

Fellowships are awarded annually in an international competition.Applications must be postmarked by 1 November 2009.   Award decisions will be announced by the end of March 2010. Fellowships will begin in early August 2010.

It is important to visit the official website and the application packet (links found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

East-West Center
Award Services Office
1601 East-West Road
John A. Burns Hall, Room 2066
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 USA
Telephone: 808-944-7735
Fax: 808-944-7730

For questions about the application forms and process:  scholarships@eastwestcenter.org.  Questions about the EWC-NSF Doctoral Fellowships research activities may be directed to the lead researcher, Dr. Jefferson Fox at foxj@eastwestcenter.org.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/student-programs/opportunities-for-study/ewc-nsf-doctoral-fellowships/

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