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.
PhD Graduate Assistant Positions – Fall 2019
The Shepherd Radiomics Group (SRL) of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center in Honolulu, Hawaii has open graduate assistant positions. SRL is a group of research scientist that create novel imaging biomarkers for detection of cancer as well as the quantification of cancer risk factors. Our mission is to act as a translational catalyst between computational imaging science and cancer research. Work in our group focuses on developing innovative methodology for multimodality image analysis and also on incorporating such methods into clinically relevant applications.
We are seeking highly motivated individuals with excellent academic track-record. Successful candidates should be in a PhD program in a discipline compatible with exploring a dissertation with a focus in some aspect of medical imaging (i.e. MBBE, EE, CS, NTRI, Data Science, Physics, or related field.) A dissertation in my group involves programming, lots of data science, theory of biomarker selection and imaging science, hard work. 1st year graduate students are highly encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants will join a vibrant collaborative research environment working closely clinicians in neighboring medical centers, faculty on Manoa campus and throughout the world. Email: John Shepherd (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MSc and PhD Graduate Positions – Fall 2019
Under supervision of Professor Andre P. Seale, successful applicants will lead a research project focused on one of the main interests above (see recent publications). The successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact with students and faculty of various disciplines and will gain extensive experience in experimental approaches and in finfish aquaculture. Applicants will also be encouraged to collaborate locally and internationally to develop state-of-the-art approaches that are best suited to their specific research questions. The ideal candidates shall be highly motivated and have demonstrated (or have strong potential for) academic and research excellence, with a minimum average of B over the last two years of study.
Consideration for the GRA positions is contingent on the acceptance into the graduate programs in Animal Sciences (MSc applicants only) or the Intercollege Program in Nutrition (PhD applicants). Application deadlines for the Aug 2019 start are due on Feb 1, 2019.
For full consideration, submit your complete application package through the Graduate Division Website. As you apply, select the program according to your preference (i.e. “PhD Nutrition”). You can specify your research interest in your “statement of purpose”, which should also include your broader goals and rationale for attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Further information on the application process and our research projects can be found through the Graduate Assistant anouncement-Fall 2019. If you have any further questions please contact Prof. Seale by email, email@example.com.
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 Assistantships – Fall 2019
Teaching Assistantship(s) are available through the Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences, the home department of the Intercollege Nutrition PhD Program. Desired qualifications: Previous course work completed in the area of Animal Sciences, Food and Human Nutrition. Students interested in a teaching assistantship should send (email or postal service) a cover letter stating your interests and qualifications for the position, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable) and a current CV with other application materials submitted for your application for program admission to the Curriculum Committee Chairperson, Dr. Rajesh Jha at firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date: 4:30 pm (HST) April 15, 2019. TA position announcement 2019 Fall.pdf (21K)
Partial Tuition Waivers
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.
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 email@example.com, (808) 956-9410, or Rachel Hualani Loo-UH Hilo Site Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, (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.
2019-2020 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.
2020 Position Description Flier: UHCC GA position Spr 2020
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.