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.
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
Dr. Ralph Shohet’s grandfather died of a heart attack in 1977. “If we had been able to treat him with modern approaches, we might have had another 10 years with him.”Learn More
UH scientists have made intriguing discoveries about ocean microbes’ daily cycles. Learn more about new ways of studying the ocean’s tiniest inhabitants.Learn More
Through their strategic support, the Pauleys are inspiring the next generation to create a sustainable environment in Hawai‘i and the world.Learn More
Since 2010, the Weinman Foundation Fund for Innovation has brought five Nobel Laureates to UH, to inspire new ideas in the fight against cancer.Learn More
Dr. Charles Rosser, winner of the 2014 Weinman Innovator Award, is working on a new test that could mean earlier detection of the most prevalent cancer in the U.S.Learn More
Dr. Sheila Conant, zoology professor emerita, says she has given annual gifts to UH since 1977 “because there are programs that I really feel need support.”Learn More
The newly-established Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education uses an innovative approach to teach philosophy to Hawai‘i children.Learn More
Dr. Daniel Palmer’s donation of more than 2,700 fern specimens to the UH botanical specimen repository will help broaden our knowledge of Hawai‘i’s ferns.Learn More
The Jellyfish Lady. That’s what the Discovery Channel calls Dr. Angel Yanagihara of JABSOM. Learn about her research and an ointment she calls “the sting stopper.”Learn More
Corals are beautiful when seen through your own eyes in sunlight, but for UH Mānoa scientists, seeing corals in this manner is not enough. Watch the video.Learn More
“A big mahalo to the donors who help graduate students like me with their research!” —Aurora Tsai, applied linguistics student at UH MānoaLearn More
The Miyawaki Family “Trainee in Neuroscience” Award Endowment at JABSOM recognizes outstanding scholarship in the neurosciences.Learn More
Thanks to Denise Evans's generosity and foresight, generations of ocean researchers will know her name and kindness.Learn More