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Application Deadline Approaches for New Pacific Islands Scholarship
HONOLULU (Feb. 6) – The application deadline for the East-West Center's new Norway-Pacific Islands Scholarship Program (NPISP)— created for students from the Solomon Islands or Vanuatu to pursue a master’s degree in anthropology, Pacific islands studies, or political science at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa— is March 15, 2009. Study will begin in August 2009.  Scholarship provisions include tuition, residence hall fees, book allowance, living stipend, health insurance, and round-trip airfare. 

Application forms and detailed program information are available at: http:// EastWestCenter.org/studentprograms .

Funded by the Research Council of Norway, this competitive, merit-based scholarship is part of the Pacific Alternatives: Cultural Heritage and Political Innovation in Oceania project that includes institutions and scholars from the U.S., Australia, Europe, and the Pacific islands. 

The NPISP is a partnership between the University of Bergen in Norway, the East-West Center, and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Scholarship recipients will participate in the residential, educational and cultural programs of the East-West Center and collaborate with scholars involved in the Pacific Alternatives project.  For more information on the project visit: http://pacific.uib.no/pacific_alternatives.htm .

Eligible candidates for the scholarship include citizens of Solomon Islands or Vanuatu who have completed a three-year or four-year baccalaureate (bachelor’s degree) and are able to meet the requirements of the Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa program. Participants are expected to return home upon conclusion of this scholarship and assume a leadership role in the initiatives generated through the Pacific Alternatives project. 

For more information contact:
Award Services Office – East-West Center
Norway-Pacific Islands Scholarship Program
John A. Burns Hall, Room 2066
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601

Telephone (808) 944-7735
Fax (808) 944-7730
Email:  [email protected]    -- write “NPISP” in the subject line.