The Hawaiian Scholars Doctoral Fellowship Program (formerly the Mellon-Hawai‘i Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program) supports the work of Native Hawaiian scholars early in their academic careers and others who advance the knowledge of Hawai‘i’s natural and cultural landscape and Hawaiian history, politics, and society.
Given The Kohala Center’s successes in creating knowledge-rich jobs and fostering the development of a knowledge-based economy and society in Hawai‘i, the Program supports the development of kama‘āina (native-born) intellectual leadership for Hawai‘i’s schools, universities, and research agencies.
The Hawaiian Scholars Doctoral Fellowship Program is designed for Native Hawaiian scholars early in their academic careers and for others who are committed to the advancement of knowledge about the Hawaiian natural and cultural environment, Hawaiian history, politics, and society.
Through the program, doctoral fellows are given the opportunity to complete their dissertations before accepting their first academic posts. Click here for the full program description.
The 2017–2018 Hawaiian Scholars Doctoral Fellowship Program is supported by Kamehameha Schools, the Deviants from the Norm Fund, and Dr. Paul and Elizabeth Nakayama. Previous supporters include:
Kamehameha Schools (2008-2018)
Deviants from the Norm Fund (2015-2018)
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2008-2017)
Dr. Paul and Elizabeth Nakayama (2015-2016, 2017-2018)
Kahiau Foundation (2010-2011, 2012-2013)
For further information about the fellowship program, please contact Cortney Okumura at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 808-887-6411.