22nd Pacific History Association Biennial Conference 2016

PHA Conference: Educator Scholarships

22nd Pacific History Association Biennial Conference 2016

University of Guam


2016 Bank of Guam Pacific History Association Conference Scholarship

Deadline to Apply:  March 18, 2016

 The Bank of Guam is offering 25 scholarships to the island’s elementary, middle, and high school teaching professionals to attend the 22nd Pacific History Association Conference to be hosted in Guam in May 2016. The Pacific History Association (PHA) is made up of the world’s premier scholars of history, anthropology, social sciences, literature, music, language, education, indigenous studies, cultural studies, and other fields significant to Oceania’s past. The 2016 conference, “Mona: Our Pasts Before Us,” will feature the latest research in Pacific History by scholars and others from the Pacific Islands, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Americas. This will provide Guam’s teachers with a valuable professional development opportunity and access to research and resources that they can apply to their teaching.


The 2016 Bank of Guam Pacific History Association Conference Scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis. Recipients will be selected based on the appropriateness of the educational opportunity related to the applicant’s area of teaching. We welcome scholarship applications from those teaching in the areas of history, culture, the arts, literature, tourism, social studies, and other areas specifically related to Guam and greater Micronesia and the Pacific Islands. The scholarships, valued at more than $200, will be awarded to cover conference registration fees and one (1) professional development credit.


Selection Criteria*:

Recipients will be selected on the basis of:

  1. 1.  The applicant’s experience (including any education or community service activities), and

2.The applicant’s ability to demonstrate how the conference will contribute to her/his job and to his/her community.

*Scholarship recipients must attend the full conference

from May 19-21, 2016.


To Apply:

  1. Complete the online application by 5:00pm on Friday, March 18, 2016 at: www.uog.edu/phaconference.
  2. Prepare a concise essay (300 words or less) to be uploaded when completing the online application.  Essay guidelines are available on online application.

NOTE: Successful applicants will be automatically registered to attend the conference.

The scholarship is limited to those residing and teaching in Guam.


For additional information, please visit the conference website at www.uog.edu/phaconference or contact:

Dr. James Perez Viernes, Convener


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Abstract deadline: Dec. 31, 2015

Early Registration deadline:Feb. 29, 2016
Early Registration Fee:US$200 (US$100 for students)

Late Registration: March 1 – May 5, 2016
Late Registration Fee:US$250 ($125 for students)


Contact info:




  • Anne Perez Hattori, Ph.D., History and Chamorro Studies
  • James Perez Viernes, Ph.D., Chamorro Studies

Planning Committee Members:

  • Michael Clement, Ph.D., Associate Professor, History
  • Mary Cruz, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Political Science
  • Nicholas Goetzfridt, Ph.D., Professor, Micronesian Studies
  • Sharleen Santos-Bamba, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English and Chamorro Studies
  • Elyssa Santos, B.A., History
  • Jessica Urbano, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dean's Office
  • Velma Yamashita, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Art
  • Alden Paul Cabero, Teaching Assistant, UOG History
  • Jeff Umayam, CLASS Humanities Division