Community Resources

a marine science student surveys coral and takes notes underwater “If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up in mine, then let us work together.”
— Lilla Watson

Throughout the year the university accepts proposals from the community that seek to partner with university faculty and students to solve authentic community-issues. Our philosophy is that these proposals should be community-driven, meaningful, and multidisciplinary to encourage students to approach problem-solving from multiple perspectives.

These projects should:

  • fulfill a need in the community
  • help UH Hilo students apply their knowledge to real issues and problems
  • connect with a UH Hilo department whose content knowledge is relevant to your project

View our past projects

Submit a Community Proposal Form.

Please contact us for a form with sample responses

Tips in Crafting a Proposal

  • Keep the timeline in mind. Faculty will need time in class to teach their content subject matter before jumping into the community project.
  • Consider what expertise and experience you or your staff can share with the students. As co-teachers in this venture you will play an important part in preparing students to enter the workforce.


For Fall 2021 Projects
Review of proposals begins February 15, 2021
For Spring & Summer 2022 Projects
Review of proposals begins September 15, 2021