Support from donors unleashes the incredible potential of a brilliant researcher. It is the partnership between donor, faculty, and students that creates new knowledge and transforms lives in Hawaiʻi and the world.
Each day, hundreds of faculty members and students throughout the state are engaged in groundbreaking research in areas as diverse as astronomy, cancer studies, teacher training and education, ethnic and cultural studies, government and public policies, ocean and earth science, international relations, high technology development, and business development in general.
In an increasingly competitive world, universities cannot rely solely on government funding to support research. It is the investment and vision of private donors that fuels the groundbreaking stages of research – research that may then be supported by government funding.
In 2010 Barry and Virginia Weinman created a fund that makes it possible for the UH Cancer Center to invite global leaders in cancer research to Hawaiʻi. This year, 2013 Nobel Prize winner...Learn More
Meet Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation Fellows Anela and Ake, our next generation of environmental champions.Learn More
The Jonathan Merage Foundation is partnering with SOEST to explore how long-range lightning data can potentially improve storm forecasting.Learn More
The first winners of the University of Hawaiʻi President’s Green Initiative Awards were honored in a ceremony on Friday, March 11 at the East-West Center as part of the fourth Hawaiʻi...Learn More
Project Olonā sparks Native Hawaiian students’ interest in STEM careers through the study of Hawaiian medicinal plants. Kimberly Kahaleua shares how the program helped her become the...Learn More
Dr. Kuwada received an award to support a key pilot study. For Kuwada the study is personal. “Being awarded the Masami Horio grant to study gastric cancer is special for me since I...Learn More
Kama and Kamato Akamine immigrated to Hawai‘i from Oroku, Okinawa, in the early 1900s. Their hard work and personal history inspired their daughters to endow a fund in their honor.Learn More
For 40 years, a group of Hawai‘i women have been quietly working to keep America competitive by supporting some of the University of Hawai‘i’s brightest graduate students...Learn More
For the University of Hawai‘i, sustainability is more than a buzzword. Read about a new award that recognizes students and faculty for initiative, innovation, creativity, and civic...Learn More
While most kids were at the beach this summer, 19 gifted Hawaiʻi high school students received hands-on learning and mentorship from engineering professionals.Learn More
Coral reefs worldwide are threatened. Learn how the HIMB project Connecting Coral Reefs is addressing this critical conservation issue.Learn More
Micah Glasgow recieved the 2015 UH Hilo Community Spirit Award for his research in pediatric cancer and his community service engaging local keiki in science.Learn More
A $5M gift to JABSOM’s OB/GYN program will help UH medical students, residents and faculty continue helping to deliver 1/3 of the babies born in Hawaiʻi every year.Learn More
The Ford Foundation is supporting the critical work of UH Hilo’s Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani, renowned for its Hawaiian language revitalization success.Learn More
Dr. Santosh Sharma pursued a rewarding career as physician and scientist with her parents’ encouragement. To honor them, she has endowed a chair at JABSOM.Learn More
“Clinical trials of medications offer HOPE. This endowment will allow everyone the opportunity for clinical trials ... right here on Maui.” —Tim MoyerLearn More