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Native Hawaiian academic fellowship program accepting applications

The Mellon-Hawaii Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year. More information and application materials are available online at The application deadline is Feb. 28.

Entering its seventh year, the Mellon-Hawaii fellowship program was established in 2008 for Native Hawaiian scholars early in their academic careers and others who are committed to the advancement of knowledge about the Hawaiian natural and cultural environment, Hawaiian history, politics, and society. The program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Kamehameha Schools, and administered by The Kohala Center.

Applicants accepted to the program as doctoral fellows receive $45,000 in support to complete their dissertations before accepting their first academic posts. Postdoctoral fellows receive $55,000 in support to publish original research early in their academic careers. In addition, the program provides fellows with opportunities to prepare presentations of their research; network with community leaders, mentors, and previous fellows; and meet academic publishers who may be interested in their work.

The fellowship is open to qualified scholars from around the world. Since its inception, 25 doctoral and postdoctoral scholars have been accepted to the program, with many subsequently receiving academic appointments or offers to have their manuscripts published.

Award notifications will be made by April 4. For more information about the fellowship program or to apply, visit or contact Cortney Hoffman at or 887-6411.