What is the Faculty Mentoring Grant?
UROP is committed to promoting and expanding research and creative work opportunities for undergraduate students across campus. To increase undergraduate student participation in these opportunities during the summer, UROP is awarding up to $10,000 for the Faculty Mentoring Grant for Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Work! The grant will be awarded to University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) faculty who will mentor UHM undergraduate students conducting research and creative work projects in the Summer. Grant recipients must plan to use 100% of the funds to support the students’ projects.
The application cycle is open from February 1 and will close on March 10, 2023, 11:59 pm HST (one-week extended deadline!). Applicants are encouraged to review the 2023 Request for Proposals before sending in their application. Applications must be submitted via the InfoReady Platform.
UROP encourages applications from all disciplines, and is particularly interested in receiving applications from non-STEM fields and from early-career (tenure-track, non-tenured) faculty in any discipline. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the FAQs page.
Eligible applicants include UHM faculty who meet one or more of the following requirements:
- Classified by the UHM Graduate Division as Regular or Cooperating Graduate Faculty at any level (1-3)
- Currently ineligible faculty may: (i) partner with an eligible faculty member to submit a joint proposal; the eligible member must submit the proposal, and will receive the grant funds if successful; or, (ii) complete a Faculty Mentor Eligibility Petition; the Faculty Mentor Eligibility Petition must be submitted to UROP at least two weeks prior to the submission of a Faculty Mentoring Grant proposal in order to ensure timely consideration of the Petition.
Please note that granting of faculty mentor eligibility is not guaranteed. Applicants who choose to petition for eligibility in lieu of partnering with an eligible UHM faculty member and are not ultimately granted eligibility will not be considered for the Faculty Mentoring Grant. Grant funds will not be disbursed to successful applicants until eligibility is granted.
Eligible undergraduate mentees include UHM undergraduate students who plan to graduate from UHM, but who have not graduated before the end of Summer, and who will not be concurrently funded with UROP Project Funding in the Summer (Prior recipients of UROP Project Funding must have finished all completion requirements by end of the previous Spring semester to be eligible).
Other Funding Sources
In addition to the Faculty Mentoring Grant, UROP also offers Student Project Funding. Refer to the Programs & Resources section for an at-a-glance comparison of UROP’s key funding opportunities.