The College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, in partnership with Fulbright Canada, will be joining the prestigious Killam Fellowships Program. The program offers undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States the opportunity to spend a semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country.

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“Three years ago, Fulbright Canada embarked on a partnership with the College of Social Sciences at UH Mānoa. There were many reasons why we sought to establish this collaboration, but the primary reason was the college’s vision of a global college. The college not only provides Hawaiʻi students with dynamic multicultural experiences, it also welcomes others to the state and offers them insight into the vibrant intellectual and cultural environment of the islands,” said Michael K. Hawes, executive director of Fulbright Canada. “We are thrilled to explore new academic opportunities with the College of Social Sciences and believe that the Killam Fellowships Program continues to build on a vision of a global community that is shared by both Fulbright Canada and the college.”

“With this initiative, UH Mānoa becomes only the 14th U.S. university, and the first in Hawaiʻi, to partner with Fulbright Canada on the Killam Fellowships Program,” added Denise Eby Konan, dean of the College of Social Sciences. “The fellowship is a unique undergraduate experience that offers our students, as well as Canadian students, the opportunity to gather together and discuss issues of strategic, global importance, while also learning about themselves and connecting with others.”

UH Mānoa becomes the 14th U.S. university to partner with Fulbright Canada in the prestigious Killam Fellowships Program. From left, Denise Konan, Michael Hawes, Brandon Lee, President David Lassner, Roseann Runte and Christopher Kirkey.

More about the Killam Fellowships Program

The Killam Fellowships Program is designed to foster mutual understanding between Canada and the United States. Fellows selected for the program will receive $5,000 per semester to study abroad at one of 18 partner universities in Canada. They will also receive two all-expense paid 3-day trips: orientation in Ottawa, Canada in the fall; and a spring seminar held in Washington, D.C. Fellows will also have the option to apply for an additional grant of up to $800 for educational and cultural travel in their host country.

The UH Mānoa Killam Fellowship is open to full-time undergraduate students in good standing who are U.S. citizens. The application period begins September 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Undergraduate students seeking information about the Killam Fellowships Program may contact Dawn Nishida at (808) 956-0658 or by email.

—By Lisa Shirota