HIMB Visiting Researcher Information

HIMB Visiting Researcher Information

Welcome potential visiting researchers! Please read carefully through the information and steps before planning your visit. 

The Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology is an organized research unit of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa which supports full-time research and education on Moku o Lo’e as part of its core mission. HIMB is equivalent to a university department and does not maintain dedicated space to serve as a field station for unaffiliated researchers and educators. Under this framework, HIMB supports a limited number of faculty sponsored visitors who complement the research, mission and objectives of the institute and the university.

Planning Your Visit: 

All visiting research requests are subject to review. You will be notified when your request has been approved.

Step 1. All visitors must have a confirmed HIMB faculty sponsor.

Step 2. Plan your facility needs using the Available Facilities.

Step 3. Budget for your trip using the visiting researcher fee schedule as described below:

  Daily Monthly
Visiting Researcher Fee $15 / Person /Day $350
Hazmat Fee $30 / Liter Produced  



  • Visiting Researcher Fee: All visiting researchers are required to pay this fee. This will help offset the cost of utilities and general maintenance of HIMB during your stay. 
  • Hazmat Fee: Visiting researchers who generate hazardous waste and/or leave chemicals at HIMB will be subjected to this fee.


After HIMB Faculty Sponsor is Confirmed

Step 4  Submit the HIMB Visitor Request Form

Step 5 Once request has been approved, submit a Visitor Waiver before arrival