New “Maximizing Access to Research Careers” Grant at UH Manoa

A STEM student researcher at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

A federal initiative seeking to recruit and mentor STEM students from underrepresented backgrounds toward pursuing careers in biomedical research has awarded the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa a five-year, $2 million grant. 

The National Institutes of Health’s “Maximizing Access to Research Careers” (MARC) grant will enable UHMānoa faculty from the College of Natural Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), Pacific Biosciences Research Center, UH Cancer Center and the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology to select 30 (six per year) undergraduate students in their junior or senior years to enroll in a two-year MARC@UHM programthat pairs trainees with research mentors.