Available Departmental Support
Listed below are some of the forms or support that our students receive. Allocations are based upon the recommendations of the Graduate Committee. Contact the current Graduate Chair for more information.
Philosophy Department Graduate Assistantships (Teaching)
7-9 assistantships/year (Ph.D. students only and to be eligible PHIL 445 must have been completed)
$17,500/year + full tuition waver
Philosophy Department Graderships
(1 per academic year)
Negotiated hourly wage
EPOCH Project Research Assistantship
(full-time graduate students in Indian Philosophy)
Wing-tsit Chan Fellowship
(full-time students in Chinese Philosophy, recipients must live in East-West Center housing)
Eliot Deutsch PhD Merit Award
For best dissertation proposal defense.
To be announced.
Ashok Kumar Malhotra “Seva” Award (volunteerism as well as scholarship)
Keith Whittingslow Prize
(best graduate essay)
Uehiro Essay Award in East Asian Philosophy
(best academic paper)
East-West Center and Area Center Support
Many of our graduate students receive support from the East-West Center or the various Area Centers on the Mānoa campus.
East-West Center Scholarships
(full-time students in various fields)
For more information, click here.
Please refer to the following links for information on graduate student financial support through UH Mānoa’s Area Centers:
UH Foundation Scholarships
For information on UH Foundation scholarships and deadlines, logon to the student scholarships database (STAR) with your UHM username and password.
Danny Kaleikini (Arts & Humanities)
John Young Scholarship (Arts)
Hands of Hope Scholarship (Humanities)
For additional details on obtaining financial support, see the Graduate Student Handbook.