The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a free 9-week program that provides supplementary infrastructure to undergraduate students conducting research and creative work at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) during the summer. SURE provides the following:
Above: 2019 SURE participants remove invasive plants in the native Hawaiian plant section at Lyon Arboretum.
Cohort of undergraduate peers
Professional development modules once every two weeks
Note that SURE does not provide undergraduate students with research/creative work projects or positions, or faculty mentors.
*Note that the Faculty Mentoring Grant has specific eligibility requirements independent of SURE eligibility requirements. Learn more on the Faculty Mentoring Grant page.
Students eligible to participate in the SURE program include:
- All UHM undergraduate students doing faculty-mentored research or creative work with a UHM faculty mentor°
or non-UHM mentor
- Any non-UHM undergraduate student doing research or creative work with a UHM faculty mentor°
- °Any UHM faculty member who is mentoring a UHM or non-UHM undergraduate student is encouraged to have the student join the SURE program
- Any non-UHM professionals (e.g. postdoctoral researcher at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA]) mentoring a UHM undergraduate student is also encouraged to have the student join the SURE program.
Additional eligibility requirements apply to UHM faculty members mentoring UHM undergraduate students applying for Project or Presentation funding, as well as to UHM faculty members applying for a Faculty Mentoring Grant.