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.
An inspired donor’s gift will fund scholarships for underrepresented students, expand our knowledge of the universe, save Hawai‘i's endangered plants and more.Learn More
How did UH Mānoa come to own the finest Ryukyuan (indigenous Okinawan) collection of materials in the United States?Learn More
The Henry Luce Foundation's Initiative on East and Southeast Asian Archeology and Early History made an investment in understanding our past by awarding $500,000 to the Department of...Learn More
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the cells that line the chest and abdominal cavities. A $3.58-M gift to the UH Cancer Center will help them remain at the forefront of thoracic oncology research...Learn More
The world just got a little closer to understanding and treating neurodegenerative disorders thanks to the Litchman family.Learn More
Coral reef ecosystems provide value to coastal communities at an estimated net benefit of $29.8 billion a year from tourism, fisheries, coastal protection, biodiversity, and carbon...Learn More
In 2008 Professor David Karl was named the recipient of a $3.79 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to continue and expand research on the microbial inhabitants of the...Learn More
Ambitious, globally connected doctoral students in the College of Language, Linguistics and Literature at UH Mānoa are receiving financial support so they can focus on their dissertations,...Learn More
The Arts & Sciences Expanding the Student Experience Fund has allowed students to pursue extraordinary research in their fields. Man "Beryl" Yang reports after her...Learn More