Information for Participating PhD Students

Welcome to HARDI 2024!


Who should attend?

The HARDI is offered to an invited cohort of up to 30 students from selected Ph.D. programs across Europe, Asia, and North America. Admission to the Institute is by invitation only. Only high-quality Ph.D. programs throughout the world will be contacted to nominate one Ph.D. student.


Tuition and fees

There is no tuition for attending the program as Shidler College covers instructional costs. However, students (or their schools) are responsible for all other expenses such as travel, food, and lodging.


HARDI 2024 Schedule

June 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2024

June 16, 17, 18, and 19, 2024

June 22, 23, 24 and 25, 2024

June 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2024


Lecture requirements

The exceptional researchers who will teach HARDI will choose and offer a reading list to Ph.D. students a month in advance of their classes. Invited Ph.D. students will obtain and read the assigned reading list in preparation for attending their classes in Hawaii. HARDI classes will be offered in seminar format, and Ph.D. students are expected to prepare and share ideas. Upon completing the program, students are issued a HARDI Certificate of Completion.



There are two campus housing options for HARDI students: UHM Conference Housing and East-West Center (Lincoln Hall) Housing.

1) UHM Conference Housing is a less expensive option managed by the Univerity of Hawaii at “Manoa Students Housing” services and will become available for reservation in December 2023. Further details TBA.

2) Lincoln Hall, managed by East-West Center Housing. East-West Center is a U.S. Federal Government organization at the University of Hawaii.  HARDI participants can choose to reserve and stay on campus at Lincoln Hall:

The apartments can be reserved now, and HARDI-2024 participants can make their reservations using the “HARDI Lincoln Calling Group.” Please know that Lincoln Hall has limited apartments and is highly in demand. So, if you want to stay in Lincoln Hall, make your reservation as soon as possible.

Alternatively, students may choose to live off-campus during the HARDI program.


Requirements for international students

International students will have to meet Graduate Division English proficiency and other requirements. When necessary, international students can use the HARDI’s acceptance/invitation letter to apply for B-1 visas.


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