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Institutional Profile

Funding Levels

The number of research and training contracts and grants has been increasing steadily for the College of Social Sciences and the Social Science Research Institute. Table 1 shows an increase from $4.3 million in 1999-2000 to $16.5 million in 2014-2015.

Table 1: New Contracts and Grants by Fiscal Years (FY 2000 - FY 2015), College of Social Sciences and SSRI.

Fiscal Year College of Social Sciences Social Science Research Institute Total
2000 $1,529,916 $2,767,549 $4,297,465
2001 $4,696,392 $3,456,156 $8,152,548
2002 $4,239,204 $3,464,679 $7,703,883
2003 $5,733,444 $4,227,590 $9,961,034
2004 $5,625,472 $3,934,187 $9,559,659
2005 $2,505,434 $7,696,996 $10,202,430
2006 $4,909,433 $8,103,743 $13,013,176
2007 $3,831,592 $8,284,173 $12,115,765
2008 $3,933,999 $10,239,529 $14,173,528
2009 $4,106,658 $2,837,820 $6,944,478
2010 $8,894,276 $4,844,310 $13,738,586
2011 $8,315,880 $2,255,455 $10,571,335
2012 $7,789,438 $2,606,298 $10,395,736
2013 $8,447,359 $7,965,382 $16,412,741
2014 $10,093,305 $3,882,703 $13,976,008
2015 $10,326,282 $6,181,253 $16,507,535

 

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Facilities

SSRI is housed on the 7th Floor of Saunders Hall on the Manoa Campus of the University of Hawai`i. The Institute maintains a full complement of PC and Macintosh computers and has direct access to the University of Hawai`i's UNIX computer network and the World Wide Web. The Institute also has a Video Conference Center and is tied to the Hawai`i Interactive Television system (HITS) and the PEACESAT telecommunication network.

Institute staff make extensive use of the UH library system with over 3 million volumes including more than 26,800 currently received serials and computer access to other local and national indexes, specialized databases, and library catalogues throughout the nation. The Institute also has some of the most extensive collections of materials on disaster mitigation, coastal zone management, oral history, and juvenile delinquency, in Hawai‘i.