The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) coordinates and promotes opportunities for undergraduate students across all disciplines at UH Mānoa to engage in faculty-mentored research and creative works.
UROP embraces the idea that undergraduate scholarship endeavors complementing classroom learning provide an enriching academic experience and a foundation for developing lifelong academic, professional, and personal skills. To this end, UROP provides programmatic and financial support for undergraduate students across all disciplines engaging in faculty-mentored research and creative works to foster a community of student scholars.
The Council on Undergraduate Research defines research and creative works as an inquiry or investigation that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. At UH Mānoa, UROP serves as a central resource and coordinating hub for undergraduate research and creative works across all disciplines by offering financial and programmatic support for undergraduate students, including:
- Project funding (Biannual Application Cycle)
- Presentation funding (Monthly Application Cycle)
- Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) and SURE Symposium
- Research and Creative Works Opportunity Database
- Undergraduate Showcase
UROP Target Outcomes
Research and creative works opportunities go well beyond discipline-specific learning opportunities by providing students with a sense of place and belonging. Collectively, undergraduate research and creative work experiences enhance student degree programs, contribute to recruitment and retention of students, and ultimately prepare UHM students to be engaged community members and leaders in their professions in Hawaii and beyond post-graduation.