Q: Are graduate or doctoral students allowed to apply?
A: No, UROP funding is for classified undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at UHM.
Q: Are students from any other University of Hawaii campus eligible for funding?
A: No, UROP funds are for UHM undergraduate students only.
Q: Are international students eligible UHM to apply?
A: International students who are classified undergraduate students pursing a bachelor’s degree at UHM are eligible to apply.
Q: Are students in their last semester of undergraduate coursework allowed to apply?
A: Students in their last semester may apply for Presentation funding to travel to a conference/competition/event and present their research or creative work, as long as the event takes place while they are still a student enrolled in at least one credit (i.e., prior to graduation). For Project funding, however, students must have at least one Fall or Spring semester or Summer remaining in their degree progress at the time of application to be eligible.
Q: I submitted my application materials before the deadline, but realized I forgot one part of it. Can I submit that component after the deadline, even if all other material was submitted on time?
A: No. UROP does not consider incomplete applications and accepts no materials after the deadline.
Q: If I have already received funding, can I apply for funding again?
A: Yes, you can apply for Project funding again. If you are accepted for Project funding again, you must complete all outstanding completion requirements for the prior project before receiving your funding for the new project. You can also apply for Presentation funding again. However, UROP does not fund students to present the same research or creative work project more than once even if the venue is different.
Q: Are projects required for degree/graduation eligible for the UROP funding?
A: Yes, you may apply for Project funding to work on projects to satisfy degree/graduation requirements. However, your stipend funding could be limited. See #4 under Eligible Items, Itemized Budget and Justification.
Q: Can I apply for Project funding to work with a graduate student or a professor so that I can support their research or creative work?
A: Possibly. However, you must carve out a research or creative work project of your own. That is, your work can be related to but must be unique from the work of the graduate student and/or professor and should have its own goals, methodology, timeline, questions, etc. Most importantly, it should be YOUR project.