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Extramural Grant Projects

Extramural awards (as opposed to Intramural awards in which the funding decisions are made within CTAHR) include research or non-research grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements from federal, private, foreign and other outside sources. This database includes all CTAHR awards that were processed through the Office of Research Services (ORS) and can be sorted by Title, PI, and/or Amount by clicking on the headers. Awards which are not processed through ORS, such as formula funds (Hatch, McIntire-Stennis, and Smith-Lever), are not included in this database. The awards are reported by “Awarded Date” and multiyear awards are listed according to the dates that the funds were received by ORS (either all during the first year or divided annually over the award period).

Additional information describing individual USDA grants in greater detail can be found by searching the following USDA Current Research Information System (CRIS) website. For information on writing and submitting grants, go to the employee's page.

CTAHR has received the following awards since 2005.

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Project TitleFunding AgencyAwarded DateInvestigatorAmount
HI 17 - FB: Coconut Rhinoceros BeetleAgriculture, Dept - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service7/28/2017Melzer, Michael$1,225,000
Characterizing the interplay between maize retrotransposons and the epigenomeNATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION4/3/2017Presting, Gernot$507,030
Area-wide IPM for Coffee Berry Borer Control under Variable Landscapes in Hawaiis Coffee Growing RegionsAGRICULTURE, DEPT-AGRI RSCH SVC-FED9/20/2017Sewake, Kelvin$493,730
Increasing Hawaii's Agriculture through Research, Importation, Evaluation, Propagation, and Distribution of New GermplasmAGRICULTURE, DEPT-HI6/13/2017Amore, Teresita$493,489
Genomic Approaches to Fruit Fly Exclusion and Pathway Analysis (Year 3)AGRICULTURE, DEPT-AGRI RSCH SVC-FED9/21/2017Rubinoff, Daniel$303,000
FY17 Systems Approach for the ManagementAgriculture, Dept - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service8/3/2017Wright, Mark$300,000
Prosapia bicinta (Two Lined Spittle Bug) Detection and Control in HawaiiAGRICULTURE, DEPT-HI9/13/2017Thorne, Mark$300,000
FY17 Confirming Molecular Methods for Fruit Fly IdentificationAgriculture, Dept - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service8/2/2017Rubinoff, Daniel$260,000
Response to Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle and other Palm Pests in HawaiiLAND & NATURAL RES, DPT-FORST (DLNR)6/26/2017Melzer, Michael$258,200
Molokai DHHL Agricultural Education ProgramHAWAIIAN HOME LANDS, DEPT-HI7/19/2017Sewake, Kelvin$217,092
Expanding Research, Extension, and Education Activities to Improve Sustainable and Organic Farming in HawaiiAGRICULTURE, DEPT-HI3/8/2017Radovich, Theodore$200,000
Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Implementation Support & EnhancementHEALTH, DEPT-ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE DIV-HI7/7/2017Yuan, Sarah$190,000
Adding Value and Controlling Pests and Diseases of Papaya and Other Tropical FruitAGRICULTURE, DEPT-AGRI RSCH SVC-FED9/20/2017Grace, Jack$176,398
Control of Pests and Diseases and Adding Value to Specialty CropsAGRICULTURE, DEPT-AGRI RSCH SVC-FED9/20/2017Grace, Jack$167,536
The Systematics, Taxonomy and Ecology of Native Hawaiian Bark Beetles (Xyleborus Scolytinae)AGRICULTURE, DEPT-HI5/17/2017Rubinoff, Daniel$162,792
Integrated and Scalable Nematode-Soil Health Management for Smallholder Potato Farming SystemsCALIFORNIA DAVIS, UNIVERSITY OF5/16/2017Sipes, Brent$149,998
HI 17 - FB: Palm Health SurveyAgriculture, Dept - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service7/28/2017Melzer, Michael$148,000
Regionally Grown FeedstockAGRICULTURE, DEPT-AGRI RSCH SVC-FED9/12/2017Grace, Jack$142,336
Prevention and Control of Invasive Insect PestsAGRICULTURE, DEPT-AGRI RSCH SVC-FED9/20/2017Grace, Jack$135,810
Characterization of Hazardous SubstancesHEALTH, DEPT-HAZARD EVAL & EMERGENCY RESPONSE6/29/2017Uchida, Raymond$134,440
Colorado State University (CSU) & University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UoH) - Sustainable Community Project (CO&HI-SCP)Colorado State University9/13/2017Yancura, Loriena$127,647
GoFarm Hawaii: A Statewide New Farmer Development InitiativeAGRICULTURE, DEPT-HI7/27/2017Chiang, Steven Nien Hsia$124,630
Classical and Augmentative Biological Control for Coffee Berry Borer in HawaiiAGRICULTURE, DEPT-HI5/17/2017Wright, Mark$118,800
Development of an Individual Free-Choice Mineral Supplementation Program for Sustainable Grazing Management of Hawaii's RangelandsUTAH STATE UNIVERSITY2/2/2017Thorne, Mark$118,283
Economic Benefit from Pest Monitoring at Hawaii AirportLAND & NATURAL RES, DPT-INVASIVE SPEC (DLNR)6/29/2017Chan, Catherine K$117,150
Nutrition Consultation & ReviewHUMAN SERVICES, DEPT-HI6/14/2017Kanehiro, Naomi$105,000
Molecular Detection, Pathology Characterization and Development of Management Strategies for Rapid Ohia DeathAGRICULTURE, DEPT-AGRI RSCH SVC-FED9/21/2017Friday, James$103,500
Improving Business Knowledge & OnlineAGRICULTURE, DEPT-FED9/28/2017Reeves, Cynthia Lynn$103,404
Hawaii KIDS COUNT 2012CASEY, ANNIE E., FOUNDATION2/6/2017Stern, Ivette$100,000
Assessing the Impact of Future Climate on Hawaii's Aquatic EcosystemsINTERIOR, DEPT-UNITED STATES GEO SURVEY6/21/2017Tsang, Yin-Phan$92,947
Agriculture Education Professional Development Proposal CASE Institute Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural ResourcesLABOR & INDUSTRIAL RELATION, DPT-HI (DLIR)5/12/2017Kinoshita, Charles$92,192
Improving Nitrogen Synchronization of Local Fertilizers, Soil Fertility, and Crop Quality with Biochar Application.UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY2/2/2017Nguyen, Hue$89,071
HI 17 - FB: Risk to Ag. PollinatorsAgriculture, Dept - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service7/13/2017Villalobos, Ethel$87,771
Recovery of native plant communities and ecological processes following removal of nonnative, invasive ungulates from Pacific Island forestsDEFENSE, DEPT-STRATEGIC ENV RSCH & DEV PROG4/5/2017Litton, Creighton$87,600
The Impact of Non-Native Predators on Pollinators and Native Plant Reproduction in a Hawaiian Dryland EcosystemAGRICULTURE, DEPT, FOREST SVC-FED6/16/2017Haines, William P$80,000
Assessing Nearshore Management Strategies for Coral ResilienceCOMMERCE, DEPT-NATL NOAA-FED NATL OCEAN SVC7/29/2017Oleson, Kirsten$79,739
Assessing and Sharing Breadfruit Management Best PracticesUTAH STATE UNIVERSITY5/4/2017Lincoln, Noa K$79,617
Evaluation of Mosquito Trapping Technology for Detection and Monitoring of MosquitoesLAND & NATURAL RES, DPT-FORST (DLNR)3/23/2017Spafford, Helen$77,000
The Impact of Non-Native Predators on Pollinators and Native Plant Reproduction in a Hawaiian Dryland EcosystemAGRICULTURE, DEPT, FOREST SVC-FED1/13/2017Haines, William P$76,000
Selecting and Developing Industrial Hemp Cultivars for High Performance in the Hawaiian EnvironmentAGRICULTURE, DEPT-HI8/25/2017Li, Qing Xiao$75,000
Advancing the Science of Miconia Management and Development of HBT Capabilities in Unmanned Aerial SystemsLAND & NATURAL RES, DPT-FORST (DLNR)2/8/2017Leary, James$71,842
Impacts of Land Use and Mangrove Tree Diversity on Soil C Stocks in SE Asian Mangrove ForestsAGRICULTURE, DEPT, FOREST SVC-FED1/10/2017Litton, Creighton$70,000
Area-wide IPM for Coffee Berry Borer Control in HawaiiAGRICULTURE, DEPT-FED1/27/2017Kawabata, Andrea$68,932
Insecticide Residues in Coffee Green Bean When Used for Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) Control in Hawaii - Prevention of Shipment Rejections in Foreign Markets for Violating MRLsAGRICULTURE, DEPT-FED9/29/2017Kawabata, Andrea$68,108
Using monitoring data to inform MPA management and design in IndonesiaWorld Wildlife Fund4/3/2017Oleson, Kirsten$68,087
Assessing the potential influence of zero-deforestation corporate supply chain commitments on tropical land coverMARYLAND, UNIVERSITY OF1/23/2017Carlson, Kimberly$62,833
Statewide Survey and Characterization of Ceratocystis SpeciesAGRICULTURE, DEPT-AGRI RSCH SVC-FED8/10/2017Uchida, Janice$61,896
Characterization and Management of Invasive Plant Viruses in HawaiiAGRICULTURE, DEPT-AGRI RSCH SVC-FED9/28/2017Grace, Jack$61,787
Recovering Populations of Hawaiian Yellow-Faced BeesLAND & NATURAL RES, DPT-FORST (DLNR)7/19/2017Graham, Jason R$61,546
CFP17 Thailand Resilient Agriculture@UHAGRICULTURE, DEPT-FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE9/20/2017Yang, Jinzeng$59,289
CGAPS Biosecurity Graduate ResearchUNIVERSITY HAWAII FOUNDATION3/6/2017Leary, James$56,000
2017 4-H Military Partnership Grant - CONUS and OCONUSKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY3/15/2017Nakatsuka, Claire$53,350
PacRISA economic modelingEAST WEST CENTER9/26/2017Oleson, Kirsten$52,534
Utilization of Local Agri-Processing By-products to Produce Fungal Protein for Aquatic Feed ProductionOCEANIC INSTITUTE-CTR FOR TOP & SUB TROP AQUA (CTSA)5/24/2017Khanal, Samir$49,921
Hawaii Pathways Project EvaluationHEALTH, DEPT-ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE DIV-HI6/9/2017Yuan, Sarah$49,800
Integrating Herbicide Ballistic Technology with Unmanned Aerial Systems (HBT-UAS) for enhancing Invasive Plant Species ManagementAGRICULTURE, DEPT, FOREST SVC-FED8/15/2017Leary, James$49,793
GoFarm HawaiiLABOR & INDUSTRIAL RELATION, DPT-HI (DLIR)5/22/2017Chiang, Steven Nien Hsia$49,500
Manduca Blackburni Population Assessment and Population GeneticsLAND & NATURAL RES, DPT-FORST (DLNR)2/23/2017Rubinoff, Daniel$46,739
Hawaii AgDiscovery ProgramAgriculture, Dept - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service6/1/2017Wieczorek, Anna$44,000
Recovering Populations of Hawaiian Yellow-Faced BeesLAND & NATURAL RES, DPT-FORST (DLNR)5/12/2017Graham, Jason R$43,345
Biotechnology Education in Hawaii: Today's Youth for Tomorrow's Decision MakersAGRICULTURE, DEPT-AGRI RSCH SVC-FED9/1/2017Wieczorek, Anna$42,420
Chemical and Biological Control of Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle in HawaiiLAND & NATURAL RES, DPT-FORST (DLNR)5/16/2017Cheng, Zhiqiang$41,800
Activators and Attractants for Giant African Land SnailAgriculture, Dept - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service6/9/2017Hara, Arnold$41,000
Western Integrated Pest Management Center Regional Comments Coordinator for the American-affiliated Pacific IslandsCALIFORNIA DAVIS, UNIVERSITY OF3/7/2017Kawate, Michael$41,000
HI 17 - FB Ficus Tree ManagementAgriculture, Dept - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service8/3/2017Cheng, Zhiqiang$40,995
Determining the Current Distribution of Mosquitoes on the Islands of MauiLAND & NATURAL RES, DPT-FORST (DLNR)1/11/2017Spafford, Helen$40,908
Basic life history and taxonomy for conservation and management of Endangered Kauai endemic insectsLAND & NATURAL RES, DPT-FORST (DLNR)3/3/2017Rubinoff, Daniel$40,602
A Text-Messaging Intervention to Deliver Parenting Ideas and Support to Low-Income Fathers: A Descriptive StudyCenter for Policy Research4/6/2017Lewin-bizan, Selva$40,500
Project Evaluation Plan Housing First Increment II ProgramUnited States Veterans Initiative9/8/2017Yuan, Sarah$40,000
Enhancing Animal Science Research, Education and DevelopmentUNIVERSITY HAWAII FOUNDATION5/23/2017Jha, Rajesh$38,696
Area-wide IPM for Coffee Berry Borer Control in HawaiiAGRICULTURE, DEPT-FED1/27/2017Kawabata, Andrea$37,864
Development of Beginner Farmer Education Plots on MauiAGRICULTURE, DEPT-HI3/13/2017Reeves, Cynthia Lynn$37,800
2017 Univ of Hawaii - The Clean Plant NetAgriculture, Dept - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service9/22/2017Melzer, Michael$37,780
HI 17 - PD Surveillance of Citrus PestsAgriculture, Dept - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service7/13/2017Melzer, Michael$35,441
HI 17 - PD: Laurel Disease & Moth on AvoAgriculture, Dept - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service7/20/2017Uchida, Janice$34,562
Development & Utilization of Sufficient Data to Satisfy International Data Requirements for Establishment of Appropriate MRLs to Facilitate the Exports of US Grown Specialty CropsCALIFORNIA DAVIS, UNIVERSITY OF9/25/2017Kawate, Michael$33,000
Ground-truthing feral pig impact distribution models on the island of OahuLAND & NATURAL RES, DPT-FORST (DLNR)4/27/2017Price, Melissa Renae$31,500
Breadfruit Processing FacilityAGRICULTURE, DEPT-HI6/13/2017Lincoln, Noa K$30,000
Technical Assistance for Forestry and Conservation Nurseries in the American Affiliated Pacific IslandsAGRICULTURE, DEPT, FOREST SVC-FED6/23/2017Friday, James$29,925
HI 17 - HLB LabAgriculture, Dept - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service7/20/2017Melzer, Michael$29,118
Sustainable Hawaii Avocado Production for Market ExpansionWASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY4/28/2017Cho, Alyssa H$27,899
HI 17 - FB National Honey Bee SurveyAgriculture, Dept - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service9/12/2017Villalobos, Ethel$27,600
Farmer Decision-Making Strategies for Improved Soil Fertility Management in Maize-Bean Production SystemsIowa State University4/18/2017Yost, Russell$26,895
Establishing Fields for an Ohelo Kau Laau IndustryAGRICULTURE, DEPT-HI3/9/2017Nakamoto, Stuart$26,500
Improving plant nursery techniques to protect biologically and culturally significant plants and communities within Kalaupapa National Historical ParkINTERIOR, DEPT-NATIONAL PARK SVC6/13/2017Leonhardt, Kenneth$24,914
Hot Shot Hawaii v.2.0: Expanding Hawaiis Agricultural Professionals Capacity to Advance Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Practices in HawaiiUTAH STATE UNIVERSITY7/27/2017Radovich, Theodore$24,895
Deploying SOAPs Hot Shot Team to Identified Hot Spot Locations to Advance Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Practices in HawaiiUTAH STATE UNIVERSITY2/2/2017Sugano, Jari$24,750
HI 17 - PD: Hala ScaleAgriculture, Dept - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service8/11/2017Wright, Mark$24,382
Survey to Establish Frequency of Neglected Human Pathogens in Agricultural, Wildlife, and Public Lands Vectored by Wild Chicken and Snail PopulationsLAND & NATURAL RES, DPT-FORST (DLNR)1/20/2017Fiedler, Kathryn$23,615
Whitmore Project: Applied Research/ Extension ReportAGRICULTURE, DEPT-AGRIB DEV CORP-HI8/22/2017Uyeda, Jensen$23,496
The Teaching Change Program: Our Changing Forests ProjectAGRICULTURE, DEPT, FOREST SVC-FED8/30/2017Litton, Creighton$23,000
Western Regional Food Safety CenterAGRICULTURE, DEPT-NATL INS FOOD AND AGRICULTURE9/7/2017Saulo, Aurora$22,860
Evaluating the environmental and socio-economic outcomes of oil palm sustainability certificationNATIONAL AERONAUT & SPACE ADM7/14/2017Carlson, Kimberly$21,002
The Impact of Non-Native Predators on Pollinators and Native Plant Reproduction in a Hawaiian Dryland EcosystemAGRICULTURE, DEPT, FOREST SVC-FED3/10/2017Haines, William P$21,000
Casey's June BeetleDudek1/27/2017Rubinoff, Daniel$20,993
Aquaculture of Opihi Yr2 (Yr4)OCEANIC INSTITUTE-CTR FOR TOP & SUB TROP AQUA (CTSA)4/21/2017Bingham, Jon-paul$20,128
Supporting Climate-Smart Decision Making in Hawaii, USDA Southwest Climate HubAGRICULTURE, DEPT-AGRI RSCH SVC-FED9/14/2017Grace, Jack$20,000
Design of a Supercooling Device for Extended Shelf Life of Perishable FoodsJun Innovations8/9/2017Jun, Soojin$20,000
Pesticide Registration ProgramUNIVERSITY HAWAII FOUNDATION3/8/2017Kawate, Michael$18,100
Agricultural Education ActivitiesAGRICULTURE, DEPT-HI6/26/2017Zaleski, Halina$16,962
Demonstration of Pruning Techniques to Increase Farm Profitability for Coffee ProducersAGRICULTURE, DEPT-HI6/19/2017Kawabata, Andrea$16,000
Assessing the Conservation Status of the El Segundo Blue (Euphilotes battoides allyni) Using a Genomics ApproachINTERIOR, DEPT-FISH & WILDLIFE SVC9/27/2017Rubinoff, Daniel$16,000
Development of New and Improved Anthurium Cultivars for HawaiiAGRICULTURE, DEPT-AGRI RSCH SVC-FED5/4/2017Amore, Teresita$15,898
Research on Plant Ornamental DiseasesUNIVERSITY HAWAII FOUNDATION2/10/2017Uchida, Janice$15,000
Aina Mauna Seed Orchard/Progeny Trial Project PlanHAWAIIAN HOME LANDS, DEPT-HI1/24/2017Friday, James$12,685
FSMA Safety TrainingCOUNTY MAUI OFC OF ECON DEVEL3/29/2017Nakamura-Tengan, Lynn C$12,400
Performance, survival and plasticity of koa (Acacia koa Gray) at a high elevation site on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands propertyHAWAIIAN HOME LANDS, DEPT-HI1/24/2017Friday, James$12,265
Hawaiian Estuary Habitat Assessments - a Geospatial Foundation for Linking Watershed Hydrology to Semi-enclosed Coastal WaterbodiesNATIONAL FISH HABITAT PARTNERSHIP6/28/2017Tsang, Yin-Phan$11,528
2017 4-H Connecting Youth to NatureNATIONAL FOUR-H COUNCIL (4-H)3/28/2017Nakatsuka, Claire$10,500
4-H Outreach ProgramLABOR & INDUSTRIAL RELATION, DPT-HI (DLIR)5/18/2017Ooki, Nancy$9,240
Isolation and Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria in FoodUNIVERSITY HAWAII FOUNDATION7/20/2017Li, Yong$8,150
Management of new invasive pests of Ficus trees in Hawaiis urban landscapesBritton Fund Inc1/31/2017Cheng, Zhiqiang$6,938
Design of a Supercooling Device for Extended Shelf Life of Perishable FoodsJun Innovations5/4/2017Jun, Soojin$6,000
Acquisition of Goods and ServicesAGRICULTURE, DEPT-AGRI RSCH SVC-FED8/26/2017Sewake, Kelvin$5,642
Aquaculture of Opihi Yr2 (Yr4)OCEANIC INSTITUTE-CTR FOR TOP & SUB TROP AQUA (CTSA)5/25/2017Bingham, Jon-paul$5,302
Friends of Hakalau: Teaching ChangeUNIVERSITY HAWAII FOUNDATION6/27/2017Litton, Creighton$3,675
Rural Families in Real Life: Case Study Lessons from Interviews with Low-Income Rural MothersAssn of Public & Land-Grant Universities9/18/2017Yancura, Loriena$3,000
Management of Coffee Berry Borer Using Non-Toxic Fruit CoatingCrop Enhancement, Inc.8/15/2017Wright, Mark$3,000
Aquaculture of OpihiOCEANIC INSTITUTE-CTR FOR TOP & SUB TROP AQUA (CTSA)2/22/2017Bingham, Jon-paul$500
Total:    $10,427,129