July 25-30, 2010
August 1-6, 2010

The ‘Legacies of the Pacific War’ workshops will include international faculty as well as U.S. college teachers. Whereas NEH funding will support 25 U.S. community college teachers in each of the workshops, the Pacific Historic Parks will support 12 international participants. Our goal is to create a program with wide participation to provide opportunities for international dialogue and learning.


Faculty members at foreign universities, including adjunct and part-time lecturers as well as full-time faculty, are eligible to apply. Other university staff, including librarians and administrators, are eligible to compete, provided they can advance the teaching and/or research goals of the workshop. [Note that the ‘community college’ designation required for U.S. applicants for NEH funding is not relevant for foreign applications.]

Japanese applicants may consult a Japanese language website with more information.


To be eligible, applicants must provide all of the following:

  • an application letter, written in English, with a statement of purpose about the applicant's personal and/or academic motivations for applying, as well as an indication of how participation in the workshop will contribute to the applicant's goals as a scholar and teacher. The letter should specify which workshop (July 25-30 or August 1-6) is preferred.
  • a current Curriculum Vitae
  • one letter of support from a colleague or administrator who can speak to the relevance of the applicant’s research and teaching for the workshop program focusing on the history and memory of the Pacific War.

Completed applications should be submitted via email to project coordinator Sandy Osaki at no later than March 2, 2010. Reference letters may also be sumitted via email.

Participants selected to participate in the workshop will receive travel expenses (round trip economy air fare), housing, and a $250 cash stipend to cover meal expenses and incidentals.

Successful applicants will be notified of their selection by April 1, 2010, and they will have until April 5, 2010 to accept or decline the offer. Applicants not contactable via email during the notification period should provide a telephone number where they can be reached. No information concerning the status of an application will be available prior to the official notification period.

If we can provide additional information, please feel free to contact me (1-808-956-8193, or Paul Heintz, Director of Education for the Pacific Historic Parks (1-808-753-4428; We look forward to receiving your application.


Geoffrey White, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Anthropology
University of Hawai'i Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822
tel: 808-956-8193