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 Mellon-Hawai‘i Doctoral and Postdoctoral 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 Mellon-Hawai‘i Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, doctoral fellows are given the opportunity to complete their dissertations before accepting their first academic posts; postdoctoral fellows are given the opportunity to publish original research early in their academic careers.
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We are pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has renewed its support of the fellowship program for three more academic years: 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Kamehameha Schools supported the fellowship program each year from 2008-2009 through 2013-2014. In 2010-2011 and 2012-2013, the Kahiau Foundation joined the effort.
For further information about the fellowship program, please contact Cortney Okumura at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 808-887-6411.
Click here to download profiles of our Mellon-Hawai‘i Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows from 2008–2011.