The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) was formed in 2011 with generous support from the Chancellor’s office to promote and foster undergraduate research initiatives at UH Mānoa by offering funding for undergraduate research projects and providing access to on- and off-campus research opportunities.
Research 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 includes the prestige of being one of only 32 universities in the nation to hold the distinction of being a land-, sea-, and space-grant research university. In addition, 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.
UROP is guided by the 10-member 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 evaluate proposals for undergraduate research projects.
Vernadette V. Gonzalez serves as Chair of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Council (UROC) and Director of the Honors Program.