Which UROP funding opportunity is right for you?

The following table shows a broad overview of UROP’s different funding opportunities to help students and mentors find which opportunity is the right fit for them. For full details and how to apply, please visit each opportunity’s webpage by clicking on the link at the top of the table or by using the navigation menu on the right.

ERC Funding

Project Funding

Presentation Funding

Mentoring Grant

Description

Funding for early career undergraduate students to be introduced to mentored research or creative work

Funding for undergraduate students to conduct a mentored research or creative work project

Funding for undergraduate students to present their completed research or creative project at a local, national, or international conference, exhibition, or an equivalent presentation venue

Funding for mentor to support undergraduate students to conduct research and creative work in the summer

Intended for

Undergraduate students with little or no mentored research or creative work experience, but who are motivated to explore it

Undergraduate students with sufficient academic training and motivation to write a compelling proposal and to conduct research or creative work with a mentor

Undergraduate students who have already completed a mentored research or creative work and are ready to present that work off campus

Mentor interested in mentoring undergraduate research or creative work in the summer with financial support from UROP (note that all support must go to the students)

 

Application Process

Application Cycle 

Spring (2/2-3/3)

Fall (9/9-10/10)

Spring (2/2-3/3)

Fall (9/9-10/10)

Rolling deadline (must submit application before the event date; 3 months prior to the event date recommended).

Spring (2/1-3/1)

Maximum Funding Request

$1,500 per semester or $3,000 for two semesters for individual

$5,000 max for individual

$10,000 max for 2-10 member group

$2,000 max for individual

$4,000 max for 2 member group

$5,000 max for 3-10 member group

$5,000 max per student OR $10,000 max for 2 or more students

Applicant

Student

Mentor

Funding Disbursed To

Student

Mentor

Funding Type

Merit-based Scholarship (financial aid)

RTRF

Funding Disbursement Semester/Time

Semester after application semester (summer option available for spring applicants)

2-3 months after application submission

May

Student Eligibility

Mentored by a UHM mentor who meets the eligibility criteria

Enrolled as a classified undergraduate student at UHM in the semester following the application semester (funding disbursement semester)

Enrolled as a classified undergraduate student at UHM in the semester of presentation

Classified undergraduate student at UHM who will not have graduated before the end of summer

Have no more than one active ERC funding at a time (if you previously received ERC funding, you must satisfy all ERC completion requirements in the completion semester prior to the new ERC’s semester of funding disbursement)

Have no more than one active UROP project at a time (if you previously received UROP Project funding, you must satisfy all UROP project completion requirements in the completion semester prior to the new project’s semester of funding disbursement)

Not have already presented the proposed presentation off campus with UROP funding

Cannot be concurrently funded with UROP Project Funding

Submit no more than one application per ERC funding cycle, and no more than a total of $3,000 over two semesters for any given student

Submit no more than one application per Project funding cycle

Presenting at an off-campus venue or an on-campus event run by a non-UH entity

 

Have more than 60 credits remaining in their bachelor’s degree program at the time of application

 

Be the presenting author(s) of the work

 

Mentor Eligibility

UHM faculty (I/R/S/B/A/J/M tenured, tenure track, and non-tenure track faculty) OR have submitted and been granted a Mentor Eligibility Petition

 

Student and Mentor Expectations

Proposal and Application Submission

Students are expected to complete the application with guidance from a mentor

Students are expected to write the proposal with input and guidance from their mentor

Students are expected to write the proposal and with input and guidance from their mentor

Mentor writes the proposal and submits the application. Mentors do not need to have the student mentee recruited at the time of application

Timeline

Students pick 1 or 2 semesters

Students propose a project timeline

Students propose a presentation timeline

Summer

Project Idea

Students participate in activities facilitated by the mentor

Project can be student-initiated (i.e., student comes up with a completely original project idea) or mentor-initiated (i.e., mentor oversees a large project and a student carves out a part of that project that they are primarily responsible for)

Students participate in projects initiated by the faculty mentor

Completion Requirements

Students are required to submit all ERC completion requirements

Students are required to submit all project completion requirements

Students are required to submit all presentation completion requirements

Students are required to present at the SURE Symposium

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