Research at UH Hilo

UH Hilo Research Council

The UH Hilo Research Council is the primary recommending body on research for the administration. The Chancellor appoints members of the university units for three-year terms. The Council administers the intramural grant programs, proposes policies and procedures for extramural grant activities, and advises the administration on matters concerned with research and grant activity.

Faculty members applying for grants:
Please review Extramural Funding links in the menu (sidebar) and contact your college/unit Research Council member.

Research Training and Revolving Funds (RTRF) Reports



  • Jim Beets , Research Council Chair, College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • Bruce Mathews , College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management; UH Hilo Research Office
  • Dawn Namahoe , Research Council Financial Officer
  • Margary Martin , Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Mike Marshall , Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Noelani Iokepa-Guerrero , Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language
  • Becky Ostertag , Natural Sciences, Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Program and Graduate Council
  • Karen Pellegrin , Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
  • Sharon Ziegler-Chong , Hawaiʻi Cooperative Studies Unit
  • Jim Mellon , Student Affairs
  • Brian Bays , Library
  • TBA, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management