UHM Dept. of Earth Sciences banner, sunset
over Diamond Head, (c) Ken H Rubin

Donald A. Swanson Graduate Fellowship Graduate

The Swanson Fellowship program is supported by a generous gift from USGS Scientist and long-time Earth Sciences department friend and collaborator, Don Swanson. Awards are made to continuing graduate students that show exceptional potential for success in graduate school, through a competitive application process. The award supports innovative research efforts spearheaded by students (as opposed to advisors) on Earth Science research in Hawaii by funding travel and other expenses directly related to conducting the research. It does not support fixed equipment, such as computers, conference travel, or student salary).

To Apply:

Complete a Don Swanson Fellowships Application Form pdf or docx by the 1 April Deadline. In it you will outline your proposed project. The application describes the research, its methodology and significance, and a proposed budget. A letter from your project advisor is also required.

See the UH Foundation press release