UH’s extramural funding exceeds 0M for the second year in a row
The University of Hawaii received $ 456.6 million in extramural funding in fiscal 2020, which ended June 30, surpassing $ 400 million for the second year in a row. This is a 7.1% increase from last year’s total of $ 426.2 million and the second-highest total since 2011’s $ 488 million. consists of external investments from government agencies, industry and non-profit organizations that support research and training activities carried out by faculty and academic staff.
“It’s not just amazing work on the part of our teachers who are developing new knowledge about all aspects of the world around us,” said EUH President David lassner, “These extramural funds directly create thousands of living wage jobs with economic ripples helping the economy across the islands.”
EUH extramural funding employs more than 10,000 people a year, which is even more critical now that the state’s number one industry, tourism, has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In addition to competing with other research institutions across the country in a very tight extramural funding arena, our people have also been grappling with the disruption of the pandemic at work and in their personal lives,” he said. declared EUH Vice-president of research and innovation Vassilis L. Syrmos. “I am very grateful to our faculty, support staff and graduate students for their determination in these unprecedented times to keep the EUH ongoing research endeavor. The exceptional performance of our flagship EUH The Mānoa campus was particularly rewarding.
EUH Mānoa represented $ 343.1 million, followed by EUH System with $ 57.2 million, an increase of 8% and 16.1% over last year, respectively.
“I want to congratulate the whole EUH Manoa Research ‘ohana for the phenomenal success in securing extramural funding throughout the year and during this extremely difficult time, ”said EUH Mānoa Acting Vice-Chancellor for Research Velma A. Kameoka. “It is inspiring to see our collaborative efforts with faculty, deans, directors and EUH Vice President’s office for research and innovation focused on strategic research development and initiatives result in huge success at EUHflagship campus, especially as we face the current pandemic and its effects. “
Some of the programs that have caught the attention of funders include:
- the EUH of the system Hawaii Office P-20 received $ 8 million from we The Department of Education will fund a sub-grant program that will allow community-based early childhood programs to apply for up to $ 300,000 per year to implement an early literacy program.
- the EUH Cancer Center received $ 6.5 million from the National Institutes of Health for its Ho’ōla project that involves the creation of the only early-phase clinical research center in the state, which will provide access to clinical research to patients in several disciplines and expand the research capacities of EUH Manoa.
- the EUH Mānoa College of Engineering received $ 5.9 million from Hawaii State Department of Transportation for the deployment and evaluation of an innovative traffic control system to improve safety and traffic flow on Nimitz Highway and Ala Moana Boulevard.
- The Simons Foundation funded three separate awards totaling $ 5.7 million for EUH The Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology for ongoing research at its high seas time series station known as Station ALOHA which has produced essential ocean science data, including ocean acidification.
- The UHealthy initiative as part of the EUH The system received $ 2.5 million from Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) to finance the DOH-UH Contact tracing training program in response to the COVID-19[female[feminine pandemic that affects the state.
- The Office of Naval Research awarded $ 1.9 million to the EUH Search system for various methods to improve inspections, repair protocols and early warning systems of the we The Navy’s Red Hill underground fuel storage facility.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded $ 1.4 million to the EUH Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Office of Public Health Studies via the DOH on a joint project to address preventive measures in the state’s drug overdose epidemic.