Grants Development Office


The JABSOM Grants Development Office was established in 2003 to facilitate the grants preparation and submittal process. The office works in close collaboration with the Dean’s Office, the Fiscal Office and the Office of Research Services (ORS). The ORS retains responsibility for policy interpretation and institutional signatory authorization on all outgoing proposals. The Grants Development Office is responsible for designing and administering effective procedural systems that help increase the probability of award success. The office reviews proposals, collaborative agreements, and financial and personnel requirements, and assists with budget preparation, grants writing, and a host of other activities. After a project is funded, the office ensures that all requirements are met prior to actual implementation.

For Pre-Award Support, contact Rachel Boulay

Website Resources:

University of Hawaiʻi Office of Research Services (ORS) Homepage

The Office of Research Services (ORS) is fully committed to advancing the vision of the University of Hawaiʻi and will fulfill its missions by targeting its energy and resources to the following strategic objectives:

  • Providing services and resources that enhance research, training, and other sponsored programs and activities.
  • Ensuring the University is in compliance with federal, state, and sponsor requirements for programmatic, regulatory, fiscal, and property stewardship.
  • Enhancing partnerships and collaborations with government, industry and other research enterprises.
  • Developing infrastructure and policy that promote an innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial culture.

Funding Opportunities – All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on

National Institutes of Health
 – The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.
American Heart Association – The association plays an important role in developing beginning investigators and offering innovative funding mechanisms to stimulate promising science areas.

Hawaiʻi Community Foundation
 – Hawai‘i Community Foundation distributes charitable funds to Hawai‘i’s nonprofit organizations through a variety of programs. HCF also assists private foundations in Hawai‘i in administering their grant making activities.

HMSA Foundation (this site is currently unavailable) – The mission of the HMSA Foundation is to extend HMSA’s commitment to providing access to cost-effective health care services; health promotion, education and research; and the promotion of social welfare.

Queen Emma Research – The Queen Emma Research Fund (QERF) provides funding (up to $25,000) for original, scientifically sound clinical research performed at The Queen’s Medical Center or affiliated facilities.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
 – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides grants for projects in the United States and U.S. territories that advance our mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans.