Study Abroad Scholarships Available

The University of Hawaii Community Colleges announced several scholarship opportunities for UHCC students, including the following:

For deadlines and application info, have students visit:

* Hakuoh University International Study Tour – 10-day summer homestay in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

* Aichi University Exchange Program – One semester or one year student exchange program in Aichi, Japan

* Honda Scholarship for International Study – $4,000 – $8,000 in financial assistance to study anywhere in the world

* Monbukagakusho Scholarship – One year of intensive Japanese language study followed by two years at a Senshu-gakko (specialized training college) in Japan

Questions: Contact Karen Hayashida at or (808) 956-3855.

AAC&U Selected to Receive NEH Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 5, 2011 — The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in partnership with The Democracy Commitment was awarded a three-year $360,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The prospectus entitled “Bridging Cultures to Form a Nation:  Difference, Community, and Democratic Thinking” was submitted by a national committe, whose membership includes OFIE Director Robert Franco.

This proposal has four overriding goals: (1) to infuse questions about difference, community, and democratic thinking into humanities courses, (2) to promote greater adoption of proven high-impact practices (3) to create over a 3-year period a series of humanities-enriched professional development opportunities to community college faculty, especially adjunct faculty; and (4) to involve an ever-expanding circle of faculty and other key groups on the project campuses, through collaboration with sister community colleges, and through partnerships with State Humanities Councils.

Click here to read the Bridging Cultures to Form a Nation:  Difference, Community, and Democratic Thinking prospectus.

Kudos: OFIE Director Featured in Beacons

In honor of its 20th annual national conference, the Community College National Center for Community Engagement recognized 20 individuals who have been instrumental in guiding all of us as we have made our journey in our service learning and civic engagement lives.  CCNCCE is very grateful to these twenty individuals and to each and every one of you for making our communities a better place to live and our work a joyful experience.  The full publication is available for viewing at the CCNCCE website – click on the on-line book  “Beacons of Vision, Hope and Action.”

Click here to read OFIE DIrector Robert Franco’s feature in Beacons.

myGRANT System Mandatory for Submissions

As of December 1, 2011, the use of myGRANT will be mandatory for all system-to-system proposal submissions.  Also, individual Units/Campuses may require that myGRANT be used exclusively for all of their proposal submissions. To better serve the UH community,  Beginning December 1st, 2011 the ORS Helpline is expanding support hours to  Monday – Friday7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

You can call the ORS Helpline at 808-956-5198 or submit a ticket anytime at

(Job Vacancy) Project Coordinator for NSF-funded PEEC Grant

Honolulu Community College, a partner of Kapiolani CC’s NSF-funded Pre-Engineering Education Collaboratives award, is currently accepting applications for a Grants Support position (APT B).  For more information, please visit the Work at UH website by the December 19, 2011 deadline.

Click here to view the job vacancy. 

Kuali-Coeus myGRANT System goes live (November 1, 2011)

Effective November 1, 2011, the Kuali-Coeus myGRANT proposal submission system is available for use by principal investigators and project staff.  ORS announced a modified schedule, which has delayed the implementation dates for new proposal submission procedures which will require the use of myGRANT.

FMIS will be replaced by the Kuali Financial System (KFS).  These procedural changes are being mandated by the UH Office of Research Services, the entity responsible for administering extramural awards on behalf of Kapiolani CC (as well as other UH campuses, excluding UH Hilo).

Trainings, information sessions, and other background information on KC and KFS are available in the OFIE website Grants section.