Social and Behavioral Sciences

From understanding presidential campaigns to dissecting developmental disabilities and from studying ancient tribes to documenting internet trends...

Engineering and Mathematics

From assembling solar panels to breaking code and from building robots to the magic of pi, research opportunities for contemporary research in engineering and mathematics...

Arts and Humanities

From seeing the Mona Lisa up close to writing in ancient Greek to participating in a mock court session to choreographing a dance...

Natural Sciences

From analysis of the plant to the animal world and from predicting storm systems to mapping constellations, opportunities to study the natural world...

Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides undergraduate students at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa with access to research opportunities. UROP offers research and presentation awards for student-initiated independent undergraduate research and creative endeavors at UH Manoa.  UROP is also a resource for UH students to connect with researchers worldwide. For information regarding UROP research funding, please refer to Student Funding. For information regarding existing research opportunities at UH Manoa, as well as other institutions and organizations, please refer to Student Research Opportunities.  

Mission
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) was formed in 2011 with generous support from the Chancellor's office to promote and foster undergraduate research and creative work initiatives at UH Manoa.  UROP offers funding for undergraduate research projects and creative work and provides access to on- and off-campus research opportunities.  

Research and Creative Work at UH Manoa UROP is proud to support the long-running and prestigious history of research that is an integral component of UH Manoa, which holds the distinction of being one of only 32 universities in the nation to be a land-, sea-, and space-grant research university. UH Manoa is ranked in the top 30 public universities in federal research funding for engineering and science, and 49th overall by the National Science Foundation.  UH Manoa has been designated as a university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  
 
Council  UROP is guided by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Council (UROC) , representing a variety of disciplines.  Council members provide guidance for the development of the program, and participate in the evaluation of proposals. Vernadette V. Gonzalez  serves as Chair of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Council (UROC) and Director of the Honors Program.
 

About UROP

Mission
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) was formed in 2011 with generous support from the Chancellor's office to promote and foster undergraduate research and creative work initiatives at UH Mānoa.  UROP offers funding for undergraduate research projects and creative work and provides access to on- and off-campus research opportunities. Research and Creative Work at UH Mānoa UROP is proud to support the long-running and prestigious history of research that is an integral component of UH Mānoa, which holds the distinction of being one of only 32 universities in the nation to be a land-, sea-, and space-grant research university. UH Mānoa is ranked in the top 30 public universities in federal research funding for engineering and science, and 49th overall by the National Science Foundation.  UH Mānoa has been designated as a university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  
Council  UROP is guided by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Council (UROC) which represents a variety of disciplines within UH Mānoa.  Council members provide guidance for the development of the program, and participate in the evaluation of proposals for undergraduate research projects. Council Chair Vernadette V. Gonzalez  serves as Chair of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Council (UROC) and Director of the Honors Program.