UROP provides merit-based scholarship funds to UHM undergraduate students who successfully propose a mentored research or creative work project. UROP welcomes and encourages undergraduate students in all disciplines of study to submit a Project Funding Application. Components of a competitive application include:

  • Following application guidelines and attention to details
  • Academic merit
  • Thorough justifications for the project and budget requested
  • Applicant learning outcomes from the proposed project
  • Evidence of mentor support, including review of proposal

This page contains information regarding the Project 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:

  • Project Funding Application (1 per project), components include:
    • Personal Details (applicant name, mentor name, etc.)
    • Proposal Details (Title, Project Description, Significance, Process/Methodology, Timetable, Applicant’s Role, Biographical Sketch, Training & Research Compliance, Bibliography/References, etc.)
    • Image Upload (optional attachment)
    • Project Applicant Information Form (attachment)
    • Itemized Budget with Justifications (attachment)
    • Combination Transcript (attachment, downloaded from STAR; optional for group applicants)
    • Project Mentor Form (1 per project. When you submit your Project Funding Application or click “Send Letter Request” after inputting your mentor’s email and saving the Project Funding Application as a draft, your mentor will receive an email containing a link to download and upload the completed Project Mentor Form)
  • Project Pre-Survey (1 per student), components include:
    • Student evaluation of UROP
    • Student’s research or creative work background


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

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