MHRT 2021 Application Now Available

2021 Minority Health Research Training (MHRT) Program in Health Disparities: University of Hawai‘i

The MHRT Program provides coursework where students learn to conduct research during the Spring semester at UH Manoa.

  • Undergraduates, post baccalaureate, and master’s students conduct an 8-week summer research project.
  • Doctoral students conduct a 3- to 12-month research project.

Topics will focus on health and health disparities research locally, nationally, or abroad.

Three informational webinars will be held. Registration is required.
> Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 10:30-11:00 AM
> Friday, October 30, 2020, 1:00-1:30 PM
> Thursday, November 5, 2020, 2:00-2:30 PM


  • Quality experience in research
  • Stipend while conducting research: $1,070/month for 3 months in summer; $2,110/month for pre-doctoral
  • Round-trip airfare and paid living expenses if conducting research out-of-state
  • Life changing research and cultural experiences
  • Earn up to 10 credits of Directed Research courses in the Spring and Summer semesters


  • US Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • Must be either from: 1) an under-represented minority group, 2)  socioeconomically disadvantaged background, 3) rural areas, or other categories:
  • Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2020

For more information:

Contact Dr. Vivek R. Nerurkar ( or Dr. Angela Sy (

The MHRT program at University of Hawaii is funded through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health Grant #2T37MD008636-07


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