Gain Experience


UH Mānoa has many opportunities for undergraduate students who wish to participate in existing research or creative work with faculty members.  UROP has also developed partnerships with many other institutions and organizations that can offer research opportunities to undergraduate students within and beyond our shores.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students, you may search by keywords to identify particular research areas or location. Please consider exploring NSF-REU opportunities and contact the individual sites for information and application material.

Participation opportunities for students in existing research and creative work at UH Mānoa are organized by discipline. If you see something that interests you, please email the address indicated:

   Arts and Humanities
   Engineering and Computer Sciences
   Natural Sciences
   Social and Behavioral Sciences



The information in this website section, “Gain Experience,” is provided as a service to our undergraduate students who may be searching for current opportunities to develop research skills.  The placement of an opportunity on this website does not imply an endorsement or recommendation for the listed opportunity.  We direct your attention to our Terms and Conditions. Please read them before proceeding.

Please note, although some of these opportunities offer renumeration to the student, many do not.  Interested students should make direct inquiry to the specific entity offering the research opportunity in order to determine that entity’s policy regarding employment status, renumeration, work conditions, insurance, etc.  This is particularly true when the opportunity of interest requires uncompensated volunteer work.

The Office of Human Resources at UH Mānoa has oversight of work conditions for volunteer workers and has promulgated governing procedures under A9.041: Utilization of Volunteer Services at the University of Hawaiʻi.  Primary Investigators wishing to submit postings to this website for opportunities within the University of Hawaiʻi and students interested in those research opportunities should consider contacting the Office of Human Resources.