Funding Opportunities

The Department of Psychology encourages students to pursue sources of funding to support their educational journey. The following are some potential sources of funding related to diversity. 

Department of Psychology Diversity in Research Award - These awards recognize research that addresses important issues in the field of psychology related to diversity or diverse populations. The Department of Psychology defines diversity broadly to include race and ethnicity, national origin, indigenous heritage, gender, sexual orientation, age, developmental or acquired disabilities, socioeconomic status, and other human attributes with significant implications for social identity and historical experience.

APA Minority Fellowship Program - The APA MFP is an innovative, comprehensive and coordinated training, mentoring and career development program that enhances psychological and behavioral outcomes of ethnic minority communities. MFP is committed to increasing the number of ethnic minority professionals in the field and advancing our understanding of the life experiences of ethnic minority communities.

East-West Center Student Affiliate Program - The East-West Center Student Affiliate Program gives externally funded (e.g., Fulbright or other scholarships, graduate assistantships, etc.) or self-funded graduate students at the University Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) the opportunity to participate in the Center’s educational programs and leadership development opportunities, and to live in its international residence halls. The Student Affiliate Program provides an opportunity for these individuals to interact on a daily basis with the Center’s degree fellows, scholars, and other participants from across the U.S. and more than 50 countries, and has proven for many to be instrumental in helping to establish lasting relations that extend into future careers or other endeavors.

Kuaʻana UH Tuition Waiver - Since 1988, Kuaʻana has served thousands of Hawaiian students through student services that include need-based tuition waivers, mālama ʻāina activities, an annual financial aid fair, as well as scholarship resources off and on the Mānoa campus. Native Hawaiian students enrolled on the UH Mānoa campus must be full-time undergraduates with a 2.5 GPA, or enrolled as a full-time graduate with a 3.0 GPA or better to apply for the Kuaʻana Tuition Waiver.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs - The University of Hawaiʻi (UH) Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Higher Education Scholarship Program will provide scholarships for approximately 200 Native Hawaiian students pursuing college degrees. Applicants must be of Native Hawaiian ancestry, enrolled at any of the 10 University of Hawaiʻi campuses, demonstrate financial need, and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA for undergraduates or 3.0 GPA for graduate students. Priority Consideration is given to non-traditional students (including student parents), first-generation college students, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors and STEM Education/ Teaching majors.

Russel Sage Foundation - Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration - This program seeks investigator-initiated research proposals on the social, economic, and political effects of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population, including the transformation of communities and ideas about what it means to be American. We are especially interested in innovative research that examines the roles of race, ethnicity, nativity, and legal status in outcomes for immigrants, U.S.-born racial and ethnic minorities, and native-born whites. Proposals may raise a variety of research questions about any one or more of the three topics encompassed by this program—race, and/or ethnicity, and/or immigration.

SPSSI - The Clara Mayo Award - The Clara Mayo Grant program was set up to support masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome. Individuals who are SPSSI members and who have matriculated in graduate programs in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines are eligible to apply.

UH Center for Student Services SEED IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Success) - SEED IDEAS represent, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Success. These initiatives facilitate diversity through dimensions that address culture, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion and disability. It is our intention to facilitate the implementation of diversity initiatives through a variety of projects that make a concerted effort to meet the core value of the University of Hawaii system goal for diversity. The review committee has awarded projects that carry out diversity measures through research, outreach and recruitment, speaker series, performance, art, trainings, and workshops.