The EWC-NSF Doctoral Fellowship

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 in Botany, Anthropology, Geography, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, or Urban and Regional Planning.

Three EWC-NSF Doctoral Fellowships are available for study to begin in August.

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.

Studying the role of societal development in disease transmission is urgent and critical for improving the prediction and control of disease.

The project addresses a compelling research question: "How does the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) as measured by numbers of diseased poultry (chickens) in Vietnam vary across traditional settings, modern settings, and transitional settings?"

Interaction of the graduate students with international researchers and exposure to interdisciplinary methods examining linkages between natural and human systems will result in a valuable training experience.

Research findings should help to inform institutions in Vietnam and other developing countries about the significance of social and environmental transitions, risk perceptions, and decision-making processes in disease outbreaks.

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.

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.

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.

Prospective and current doctoral students in the priority fields of study are eligible.

International student fellows are required to come to the Center on the Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa and are subject to all provisions of the Exchange Visitor Program.

Deadline: 1st November Annually

For more information and application, visit: The EWC-NSF Doctoral Fellowship Website

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