Applications for Spring 2018
Students seeking admission into the Intercollege Nutrition PhD Program have multiple opportunities for funding. Funding opportunities are outlined below:
Funding for Graduate Assistantships may be available dependent on the availability of funds of individual faculty of the Intercollege Nutrition PhD. Students should contact faculty they are interested in working with in the Intercollege Nutrition PhD Program.
Funding for Teaching and Research Assistantship(s) may be available dependent on the availability of funds of the Intercollege Nutrition PhD Program. Students that are interested should send (email or postal service) their resume, two letters of recommendations and a letter of interest indicating research skills and research interests to the Program chair along with their application.
Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences
Teaching Assistantship(s) are available through the Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences, the home department of the Intercollege Nutrition PhD Program. Students interested in a teaching assistantship should send (email or postal service) the requested materials with other application materials submitted for your application for program admission to the Program chair.
Partial Tuition Waivers – Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2017
Partial tuition waivers provided by the University of Hawai‘i Office of Graduate Education are available each semester to graduate programs housed in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences. Partial tuition waivers awards typically run from $500 – $2000. The requirements for receipt of a partial tuition waiver include:
- Being a current or incoming graduate student in Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences.
- Award is based on merit, service, achievement, or reflects the University’s mission.
- Student should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Can be a resident, non-resident, or international student.
- The student should not have a Teaching Assistantship, Research Assistantship, or other significant source of financial aid.
Interested students should send (email or postal service) the requested materials with other application materials submitted for your application for program admission to the Program Chair. To apply, contact the graduate chair.
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) Scholarships, Grants, and Other Types of Support
Students apply for these opportunities through completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The UHM Financial Aid Services uses the FAFSA results to determine eligibility for the various types of financial aid programs offered.
- Mānoa Opportunity Grant
- Pacific Islander Scholarship
- UHM Merit Achievement/University of Hawai‘i Foundation Scholarships
- Federal Work Study
More information on these scholarships are available at:
Graduate students are also eligible to apply for student loans. Information on loans available can be found at:
The Na Pua Noeau Ke Ola Mau Scholars Program is a Scholars Program that supports Native Hawaiian students attending either the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo or the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, who are currently majoring in or intend to major in a healthcare field. Eligible students may receive stipends to assist with community service or internships and/or research projects in respective healthcare fields.
Applications for the Fall and Spring semesters can be downloaded from the Na Pua Noeau website at npn.uhh.hawaii.edu. Once on the website homepage go to RESOURCES > DOWNLOAD FORMS > PATHWAY PROGRAMS. Monitor the website for pertinent application deadlines. For more information, contact Kehau Bishaw-UH Manoa Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, (808) 956-9410, or Rachel Hualani Loo-UH Hilo Site Coordinator at email@example.com, (808) 932-7759.
Graduate Students of Native Hawaiian ancestry enrolled at UHM are eligible to apply for the Kua‘ana Tuition Waiver. Information on the Kua‘ana Tuition Waiver can be found at: http://www.hawaii.edu/kuaana/ The Kua‘ana Tuition Waiver Application can be found at: http://www.hawaii.edu/kuaana/apply.html
University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center
Funding for 11-mo Research Assistantship(s) may be available dependent on the availability of funds of the Nutrition Shared Support Service (NSSR) of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. Students that are interested should send their resume, two letters of recommendations, and a letter of interest indicating research skills and research interests to the Program chair along with their application.
2017-2018 Academic Year
University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center Graduate Assistantship
Doctoral students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa are invited to apply for a fellowship at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. Successful candidates are doctoral students, either newly admitted or in an advanced semester, in a program that is relevant to cancer prevention (e.g., Public Health Studies, Human Nutrition, Psychology). The candidates are required to be in good academic standing, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above, and demonstrate a strong interest in an area of cancer research represented within the Cancer Epidemiology or the Cancer Prevention in the Pacific program. Applicants with a relevant thesis topic will be preferred. A potential mentor with experience in the area of interest and demonstrated mentoring skills has to be available. The maximum years of support for one graduate student will be 2 years as long as sufficient progress can be demonstrated after 1 year.
Completed fellowship applications should be submitted following formal admittance to a graduate program at UH Mānoa. Note that fellowship support is not restricted to first year students; students in advanced semesters of a PhD program are also encouraged to apply.
To apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The East-West Center at the University of Hawai‘i
The University’s largest international program is at the East-West Center. Here is their list of funding sources: East-West Center Fellowships and Scholarships
Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award
The Fulbright Hays competition for Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) is another venue for funding for eligible doctoral students. It is an electronic submission process and requires students to ensure they follow all related requirements to submit their application materials. Interested applicant should visit the DDRA web site for further information and to note deadlines:
Applications get electronically submitted through the University of Hawai’i Office of Graduate Education so deadlines for are usually at least a week earlier than the DDRA deadline. Check the University of Hawai’i Office of Graduate Education web site for University of Hawai’i deadlines related to the DDRA.