NSF Seeks Input on Merit Review Criteria

The National Science Foundation is seeking feedback on merit review criteria (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts sections) from principal investigators, and other stakeholders.  Comments may be submitted via email to by July 14th, 2011.  Click here for additional information.

OHA Announces New Grant Program

The Office for Hawaiian Affairs announced a new grant program for local non-profit organizations:  the Granting for Results Program.  This is part of a new initiative starting in fiscal year 2012, which will commit OHA’s resources to programs and activities that lead to systemic change and maximize the impact to Native Hawaiians.
Interested applicants are required to submit a letter of intent by Monday, June 6, 2011.  Grant program deadlines range from July 15 to August, depending on the proposed project activities.

New Grant Management Procedures

ORS has announced an additional training session for the Kuali-Coeus online grants management system for Wednesday, June 1st from 9:30 – 11 on UH Manoa campus (full details below).  Project staff are highly encouraged to attend this training, as it will change the administrative procedures associated with federal awards, subawards and other extramural funds.

Although KC will introduce an online financial management system for UH, please be advised that documentation in hard copy for project expenses subject to audit must still be kept for three years following project close out (pending submission of final report to federal agency).

To attend, please send RSVP to Marlene Moe at 956-7800 or sending an e-mail to

Freeman Foundation Grant Renewed for Asian Language Study

The Freeman Foundation has renewed its grant for KCC’s Foreign Lanugage and Study Abroad scholarship program for the 7th consecutive year.  This year’s grant is for $480,000.  Since 2005 the Freeman Foundation has provided more than $4 million to KCC for this program, which Chancellor Richards has opened to students from all 7 University of Hawaii Community College campuses.

In 2012 the Freeman Foundation funds will be used to for intensive language study at Kapiolani CC in Japanese and Korean, then subsequently fund a semester abroad in South Korea and Japan.

Students interested in applying for a Freeman Foundation funded “Foreign Language and Study Abroad” scholarship are encouraged to contact Dr. Joe Overton, the Director of the Kapiolani CC Office of International Affairs –

Download: Proposal Development Workshop by TIG

The Implementation Group, a Washington D.C. based consulting firm, hosted a proposal development workshop for new investigators and faculty researchers.  The presentation included tips on submitting funding proposals to the National Science Foundation and National Institutes for Health.  Click here to download the “Proposal Development Workshop” slides.

OFIE Trophies: Institutional Researchers Selected as AIR Fellows

Kudos to OFIE Instutional Analysts Dr. Jeffery Arbuckle and Dr. Yao Hill for being selected as Association for Institutional Research (AIR) fellows.  As AIR fellows, Dr. Arbuckle and Dr. Hill will participate in the 2011 National Summer Data Policy Institute in Bethesda, Maryland to learn about national datasets, including the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and National Science Foundation (NSF).

Click here for more information on the AIR Fellows Program.