Doctoral Fellowship for Environmental Transitions and Emerging Infectious Diseases 2010

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Job 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.
Application Deadline August 2010.

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