UROP provides merit-based scholarship funds to UHM undergraduate students who successfully propose a mentored research or creative work presentation. A presentation can consist of an in-person or virtual oral or poster conference presentation, performance, exhibit, competition, etc. depending on the field of study. UROP welcomes and encourages undergraduate students in all disciplines of study to submit a Presentation Funding Application. Components of a competitive application include:

  • Following application guidelines and attention to details
  • Academic merit
  • Thorough justifications for the presentation venue and budget requested
  • Applicant learning outcomes from the proposed presentation
  • Evidence of mentor recommendation provider’s support – applications should be reviewed and approved by the mentor recommendation provider before submission

This page contains information regarding the Presentation Funding Application all interested students must review prior to applying for funding. For other UROP funding opportunities and an at-a glance comparison, see Programs & Resources. Do not hesitate to reach out to UROP with any questions that you have by emailing urop@hawaii.edu.

The Basics

Submission Requirements

For funding consideration, all of the following must be submitted by the deadline:

  • Presentation Funding Application (1 per presentation), components include:
    • Personal Details (applicant name, mentor name, etc.)
    • Proposal Details (Title, Presentation Abstract, Significance, Timetable, Rationale for Conference/Event, Applicant’s Role, Biographical Sketch, Training & Research Compliance, Bibliography/References, etc.)
    • Image Upload (optional attachment)
    • Presentation Applicant Information Form (attachment)
    • Itemized Budget with Justifications (attachment)
    • Combination Transcript (attachment, downloaded from STAR; optional for group applicants)
    • Proof of Participation (While this is not required at the time of application, you must submit it prior to funding disbursement if you are accepted for funding)
    • Presentation Recommendation Form (1 per presentation). When you submit your application or click “Send Letter Request” after inputting your mentor’s email and saving the Presentation Funding Application as a draft, your mentor will receive an email containing a link to download and upload the completed Presentation Recommendation Form
  • Presentation Pre-Survey (1 per student)
    • Student evaluation of UROP
    • Student’s research or creative work background


Below are additional resources that applicants might find helpful towards preparing their Presentation Funding Application:

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