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SHARP (Students of HawaiÔÇśi Advanced Research Program), Fall 2018 Paid Research Experience

SHARP is based at the University of HawaiÔÇśi at Hilo and is designed to support the academic endeavors of underrepresented minority students. Students are supported by mentors to develop their interests and competence in biomedical and behavioral sciences research with the goal of advancing to PhD studies.

More details and the on-line application can be found at

NAPIRE (Native American and Pacific Islander Research Experience)

The NAPIRE program introduces undergraduate students to scientific research by making them responsible for completing a research project. Students are supported to this end by giving them their basic living needs (travel, room and board), guidance by a Research Mentor, Home Mentor and OTS staff, a small budget for supplies, and a venue for presenting the Research results, the NAPIRE Symposium. All this takes place in Costa Rica, in the beautifully conserved biological stations of OTS. For more about this program, please watch the following video:

For program dates, deadlines, and detailed information, please visit