Graduate Student Research Awards
The Department of Biology offers several research and travel awards for graduate students made possible through donations and endowments from alumni and former faculty. Requests for proposals are circulated in early fall semesters. Awards are made once a year by a selection committee appointed by the chair. Inquiries should be directed to the Associate Chair for Research and Graduate Education: Dr. Peter Marko, Department of Biology (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more in-depth information, such as eligibility and application materials, for each award, please click here: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/biology/grantsscholarshipsawards
Please note: these are research grants, mostly for Zoology graduate students.
The Charles H. and Margaret B. Edmondson Research Fund- Grants in Aid of Research and Publication for Graduate Students in the area of Hawai`i marine invertebrate zoology.
The trust established in the will of long time University of Hawai`i Professor of Zoology and Bishop Museum Marine Zoologist Charles H. Edmondson and his wife Margaret B. Edmondson provides several awards for research and publication. Edmondson Grants-in-Aid are meant to enhance a research project by providing funds to enable a particular aspect of the effort that might otherwise be impossible. This may include, but is not restricted to, purchase of special supplies or small equipment, research travel, access to special training or facilities (e.g., electron microscopes), or assistance with publication. The research project must involve marine invertebrate animals and focus on Hawai`i.
Project title: Photoreceptor structures in four species of larval stomatopod crustaceans
Project title: Metatranscriptomics of opsin and luciferase expression in ocean zooplankton
Project title: Persistence/resistance of the sea urchin (Tripneustes gratilla) to a changing ocean climate
Project title: Assessing biodiversity and community composition of corals using environmental DNA
Project title: Investigating protein biomarker expression in Pocillopora damicornis after exposure to atrazine
Jessie D. Kay Memorial Research Grants in Hawai`ian Natural History, Zoology and Marine Malacology
Elizabeth Alison Kay Endowed Awards for students in Biology/Zoology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Project title: What makes a successful invader? Examining the stress response of the invasive brown anole (Anolis sagrei) in Hawaii
Project title: Behavioral interactions between reef fishes inhabiting the coral Pocillopora eydouxi and transient piscivores
Dr. Charles and Sandra Guest-Van Riper Endowed Student Travel Award for Graduate Students
The purpose of this Fund is to provide travel and attendance support to professional meetings for graduate students majoring in Biology, with preference to students studying Ornithology at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa College of Natural Sciences.
Travel funds to participate in the 2018 IUCN-Species Survival Commision Crocodile Specialist Group, Santa Fe, Argentina
Travel funds to participate in the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon