Research and Training Revolving Fund (RTRF), FY2019

The College of Social Sciences (CSS) generated $1,464,337 in FY2019. As in past years, UH System retained 25% ($332,606) and UH Mānoa retained 25% ($332,606) for a total of $665,213. Additionally, this year, UH System and UHM retained $133,911 (9% of the total) for Maunakea-related programs, internet connections, and adjustment for RTRF collections from FY2018. A resulting balance of $665,213 was allocated to CSS.

From the Balance of $665,213 , administrative expenses in the College totaling $295,220 were deducted, primarily for staff and office expenses in the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), resulting in a balance of $369,993.

From the balance of $369,993, 50% (or $184,997) was allocated to departments and PIs who generate RTRF, and 50% (or $184,996) allocated to the College Research Council to support college-wide initiatives promoting research and scholarship.


RTRF Overview

Item Amount ($)
50% Reduction for System/Mānoa 665,213.42
Maunakea Related Programs 73,390.00
Internet Connections 23,778.00
Difference in RTRF Collections 36,743.21
CSS/SSRI Administration (20%) 295,220.00
CSS Research Council (12.6%) 184,996.00
Departments/PIs (12.6%) 184,997.00
Total $1,464,337

College-wide Initiatives
Added to Research Council’s $184,997 was $27,155 in unspent RTRF from previous years, for a new total of $212,151, allocated as follows:

Item Amount ($)
Research Travel Support ($50,701 for faculty and $13k for students) 63,701
Research Support Awards (3-4 awards @ $10,000 to $23,000) 80,000
Undergraduate Research 6,000
Distinguished Scholar Mentor Program 5,000
Research Contingency 5,000
Pre-submission Proposal Review Panel (3 @ $150 per review) 450
Grant Development Office 52,000
Total $212,151

CSS Departmental RTRF Expenditures, FY2018 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018)

Budget Category Amount ($) % of Total
Personnel (Salaries and Benefits) 81,006.05 38.5%
Services 1,800.00 0.9%
Supplies 29,843.34 14.2%
Travel 35,517.81 16.9%
Printing & Binding 1,330.97 0.6%
Rental, Repair & Maintenance 8,907.14 4.2%
Stipend (Schship/Fellowship and Student Travel) 18,280.07 8.7%
Subscriptions and Postage 899.37 0.4%
Computer Services and Software 4,418.33 2.1%
Other Expenditures (Prizes/Awards, Fees, Unrecovered Costs) 28,354.64 13.5%
Total $210,357.72 100.0%