Financial Support

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)
2 awards/year
~$5,000 (varies)

Ashok Kumar Malhotra “Seva” Award

(volunteerism as well as scholarship)
1-2 awards/year

Uehiro Essay Award in East Asian Philosophy

(best academic paper)
1 award/year

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.

Area Centers

Please refer to the following links for information on graduate student financial support through UH Mānoa’s Area Centers:

Center for Chinese Studies

Center for Japanese Studies

Center for Korean Studies

Center for South Asian Studies

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


Hands of Hope Scholarship



For additional details on obtaining financial support, see the Graduate Student Handbook.