The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a free 9-week program that provides supplementary infrastructure to undergraduate students 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.
Students eligible to participate in the SURE program include:
- All UHM undergraduate students with little to no faculty-mentored° research and creative work experience or are already participating in faculty-mentored° research and creative work
- 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.