New Application Platform:
Starting from Fall 2020, UROP’s student project and presentation funding application is moving to the online InfoReady platform. The new application design is in progress, but interested applicants can preview the InfoReady platform and application guidelines here. Please note that contents may change without notice.

UROP provides merit-based scholarship funds to UH Mānoa undergraduate students who successfully propose a faculty-mentored research/creative work presentation. For example, if you have been accepted to present at a professional conference or perform at a professional venue,  UROP can fund part or all of your travel costs to present. A presentation can take various forms depending on the field of study. UROP welcomes and encourages undergraduate students in all disciplines of study to submit a presentation application.

In the presentation application, applicants will propose a topic, abstract, budget, timeline, group members, etc. As such, while each proposal will have the same sections, what is being proposed will vary from one proposal to another. For example, budgets vary from several hundred dollars to the maximum allowable. All proposal content should be adequately justified in a convincing manner to proposal reviewers. Therefore, UROP highly encourages applicants to work on their applications with their faculty mentor well in advance of the application deadline.

All students interested in applying for presentation funding should carefully review all information in this section as it contains important details on the presentation funding application. UROP also encourages students considering applying to see examples from past projects and presentations, attend an Information Session, seek advice from your faculty mentor, and contact UROP at with any questions. If you are seeking funding to conduct a project, please go to Project Funding.

01aug5:00 pmPresentation Application Deadline

Presentation Funding Eligibility

  • Enrolled as an undergraduate student at UH Mānoa
  • Plan to graduate from UH Mānoa
  • Accepted to present at a conference or other event
  • Be the presenting author(s) of the work
  • Submit the applications prior to the presentation day
  • Submit proof of official participation at the conference/event prior to funding disbursement (not required at the time of application)
  • Recommended by a UH Mānoa faculty meeting the UROP mentor criteria

Funding Amount and Budget

Up to $2,000 per individual presentation (1 student), up to $4,000 per 2-member presentation (2 students), and up to $5,000 per 3+ member presentation (3 to 10). Students may request funding for any allowable and well-justified, presentation-related expenses (e.g., registration, poster-printing, flight, lodging, M&IE, etc.). UROP does not accept or review applications requesting over the maximum amount.

Presentation Funding Cycles and Deadlines

UROP offers monthly presentation application cycles throughout the year. All application materials must be submitted by 5 pm (HST) on the first day of each month, even if it is a weekend or holiday. UROP strongly encourages interested students to apply at least two months prior to the event date to allow for processing and receive their UROP funds prior to making purchases, if accepted for funding. UROP does not accept or review incomplete/late applications. Please note that the application must be submitted prior to the presentation date. 

Application Processing

The processing and review of applications by UROP take approximately one (1) month. UROP notifies each applicant with the funding decision via email. 

Funding Disbursement

If your application is accepted for funding, you will receive your funding at the middle of the following month of your application. Please note that UROP disburses funding to students via their MyUH account and the funding is considered a “scholarship” and subject to the following Financial Aid regulations:

  • You must be enrolled in at least one credit in the semester of disbursement (including summer) to receive UROP funding
  • All UROP-funded travel must take place in the semester of disbursement
  • You may not request a stipend for your time spent on satisfying coursework/academic credit (but may request stipend funding for hours in excess of that needed for coursework/academic credit. For more details, refer to #4 under “Eligible Items”/”Itemized Budget with Justification” in Proposal)

Ethical Compliance

If the research/creative work involved human subjects, animal subjects, or hazardous materials, students must include the status of compliance with applicable ethical standards with their application. Students are required to have final approval at the time of application.

Outside Sources of Funding

In the presentation funding application, applicants must disclose all outside sources of funding for the UROP presentation that is being proposed. This includes all funding that is pending and received for the project at the time of application as well as potential sources of funding. Additionally, applicants must show how funds (potential, pending, and received) will be used regardless of funding status in the budget section of the application.

Note: IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) funding recipients are eligible to receive both INBRE funding and UROP presentation funding to present on the project funded by INBRE.

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