The UH Hilo Research Council has established three intramural grant programs. Full time faculty or professional staff may apply for these grants, but may only apply once per year for each type of grant.
In general, junior faculty are favored over senior faculty in award decisions, although the major criterion is merit.
The UH Hilo Research Council may change the award programs on a yearly basis based upon funding and faculty interest, by adding or deleting programs or by changing the funding levels allocated to these programs.
Travel Awards are to be awarded for travel to professional conferences where the faculty/staff member will be presenting papers and/or posters that report on their research efforts. Travel awards are for a maximum of $2,200.
The Research Relations Fund is designed to fund small grants (maximum of $5,000 annually) for scholarly activity in academic fields that normally have little chance for extramural funding.
Seed Money Grants support research by faculty, for a maximum of $15,000 annually, that is expected to yield results that will help the investigator receive extramural funding for research in the future.
You may wish to consult our page on Tips for Making Budgets when preparing an application for one of these programs.