2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Minority Health Research Training (MHRT) Program in Health Disparities at the University of Hawai‘i

Now Accepting Applications for Spring and Summer 2022

  • The MHRT Program provides directed reading coursework at UH Manoa where students learn to conduct research.
  • Undergraduates/post-baccalaureate students conduct an 8 to 10 week summer research project.
  • Graduate students conduct a 3+ month research project.
  • Topics focus on national and international community based participatory research, socio-behavioral research, research in tropical medicine, infectious diseases and related health sciences.


  • Stipend while conducting summer research and funds for research supplies.
  • Life changing research and cultural experiences!
  • Earn up to 10 credits of directed research courses in the Spring and Summer semesters.


Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

  • US Citizens and permanent residents
  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • Must be either from:
    • Under-represented minority group
    • Socioeconomically disadvantaged background
    • Rural areas
    • Other underrepresented groups in education and research
  • For full eligibility criteria, refer to: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-031.html

For more information:

Visit us at: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/tropicalmedicine/mhirt/
Email us at mhirt-l@lists.hawaii.edu or Dr. Vivek R. Nerurkar (nerurkar@hawaii.edu) or Dr. Angela Sy (sya@hawaii.edu)

The MHRT program at University of Hawaii is funded through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health Grant # 5T37MD008636-09

Rolling deadline for applications until December 1, 2021