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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.

Alaka‘ina helps make water flow so lo‘i can flourish

A gift from the Alakaʻina Foundation will support research and cultural preservation efforts at Ka Papa Loʻi ʻo Kānewai.

Fellowship supports grad students in indigenous languages and culture

New fellowship will have “outsized effect” on our knowledge of language and culture.

Oceanography fellowship is “the gift of time”

“It has a huge impact on my ability to finish my PhD,” says Shayle Matsuda, “allowing me to focus on writing rather than teaching this year.”

Taken too soon, Alana continues to inspire

Thousands joined the bone marrow registry to save her life.

Doctoral student works with invasive fruit flies

I hope to obtain a position as a lead scientist with the USDA, potentially to help eradicate invasive fruit fly species from agricultural fields.

Weinman Symposium Ensures Continued Partnerships

“Top-notch science, totally new ideas; and some of the scientists who attended are our co-authors.”

Celebrating friendship; supporting discovery

A lifelong interest in anthropology, a commitment to academic research and a friendship standing the test of time.

Formula car racing team revved by new sponsorship

The Rainbow Warriors Racing team receives a major boost from Toyota Hawaii,

Undergrad readies for takeoff

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program presents the Douglas S. Yamamura Scholarship each year to up to two outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in any field of study who are engaged in UROP-funded research and creative work projects.

The gift of finding a career

His experience as a grad student at SOEST was the beginning of a life of exploration and travel, and his gratitude for the help and opportunities given to him at UH inspired a recent gift to SOEST.

Indigenous Innovation to create (K)new Futures

Nine students from 4 UH campuses completed the inaugural cohort of the University of Hawaiʻi’s (K)new Futures Challenge this April.

Love is for the Birds

During a long flight from Hawai‘i, Dr. Linday Young and 1996 ARCS Scholar Dr. Eric VanderWerf began talking about how environmental scientists could work in ways that complement governmental agencies.