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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
College of Natural Sciences


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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa - College of Natural Sciences


Are you a current Natural Science Major?

Schedule with STAR Balance
Excluding appointments with Mathematics and Physics Major advisors

Directed Research

Before Applying

  • Tips to prepare you for undergraduate research

Getting Started

  • Tips for reaching out and meeting with potential mentors and How to apply for Directed Research Credit

While Participating

  • Tips for a successful undergraduate research experience


Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

UROP coordinates and promotes opportunities for undergraduate students across all disciplines at UH Mānoa to engage in faculty-mentored research and creative works. Project and presentation funding are available on a semi annual and monthly application cycle respectively.

Student Opportunity Center Database (SOC)

SOC provides access to a database of experiential and learning opportunities available through participating institutions and organizations. Use the SOC to find internships, undergraduate research programs, events, and more.

IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)

INBRE provides opportunities for aspiring biomedical researchers through the Student Research Experience (SRE) program. Students work closely with their mentor to achieve research objectives tailored to the student’s goals.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

REUs are National Science Foundation funded undergraduate research programs. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.


We provide academic advising services to all undergraduate students in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Hours of Operation
Sinclair Library 301
Monday - Friday
Online appointments only!