Faculty Support—Intramural Sources

UH—Peking University (Beida) Exchange Program

  • Funded jointly by UH and Peking University
  • Open only to UH faculty and PhD students in Chinese Studies
  • Covers housing at Beida, a stipend for living expenses, access to the library, and advising by Beida faculty if desired (but not airfare)
  • Tenure can range from a week to a year

Application deadline: January 15, 2021

2021 UH-Beida flier
2021 UHM-Beida application

Chung-fong & Grace Ning Fund for Chinese Studies

  • Funded by a donation from Honolulu residents Chung-fong & Grace Ning
  • UHM faculty and graduate students are eligible to apply
  • A maximum grant of $1500 can support conference & research travel or other projects
  • Application deadline: January 15, 2020, for travel between March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021.
    Ning fund application

URC Funding Programs

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate Division administers a Research & Training Revolving Fund under the auspices of the University Research Council (URC) which supports the following programs: Seed Money Program; Equipment Matching Fund Program; Faculty Travel Program (discussed under Travel Funding); and Research Relations Fund Program. In addition, the URC also provides funds for the UH-NEH Endowment Fund Program.

URC Seed Money Fund

The University Research Council awards seed-money grants (maximum $15,000) to full-time faculty/staff members throughout the statewide system, including all community colleges, to develop research and training programs for anticipated future extramural funding. Proposals are solicited twice annually and are announced in the UH newsletter Ku Lama. Revised application forms and guidelines are available from the URC at Spalding Hall 357. Contact June Imamura at 956-4053 for more information.

Equipment Matching Fund

Equipment matching funds for the development of research and training facilities that require a large commitment of funds are available through the URC. Up to 1/3 of the equipment acquisition cost (maximum: $75,000) may be requested; minimum request is $15,000. Requests for equipment matching funds may be submitted at the same time that the extramural equipment fund request is submitted. Guidelines and a cover sheet may be obtained from the URC in Spalding 357; contact June Imamura at 956-4053 for more information.

Research & Graduate Education Project

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Graduate Education Project Development Fund is intended to support projects or initiatives which are expected to lead Development Fund to increased extramural support. Amount is contingent upon project needs and funds available. Contact David Yount, VP for Research and Graduate Education, Bachman 204; 956-7651.

Research Relations Fund

Funds are available to support research and scholarly activities in disciplines which do not normally enjoy significant external funding. The maximum per grant is $5,000. Proposals are solicited twice annually through the UH newsletter Ku Lama. Revised application forms and guidelines may be obtained from the University Research Council in Spalding 357. Contact June Imamura at 956-4053 for more information.

Educational Improvement Fund

The Educational Improvement Fund is intended to enhance curriculum development, instruction in the classroom or laboratory, and academic support; award is negotiable pending annual release of funds. Contact: Planning and Policy Office, Bachman 110; tel: 956-7075.

UH NEH Endowment Fund

Funds to support visiting speaker/lecturer(s), summer research program, and conference program are available through the URC. The maximum per grant is $5,000, and proposals are usually solicited once a year through the UH newsletter Ku Lama. Application forms and guidelines may be obtained from the URC in Spalding 357, or by calling June Imamura at 956-4053.

URC Travel Fund

State funding through the University Research Council (URC) is available to support professional travel that enables full-time faculty/staff members to present results of research or other creative activities at regional, national, or international professional meetings when it can be demonstrated that participation has the potential for additional research or training. Funding is up to a maximum of $1,400 to cover the minimum round-trip airfare and conference fee plus up to $750 for ground transportation and per diem. The maximum award is $2,000. These awards are competitive. The review cycle is every two weeks. Not more than one award is made each fiscal year (July June) per faculty member. Applications must be received by the URC two to three months before the anticipated travel. Revised application forms and guidelines are available from June Imamura, Spalding Hall 357; tel 956-4053.
For more information, please visit:
http://manoa.hawaii.edu/urc/content/faculty-travel-fund-line-application