Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is eligible to apply?
- Do I need to be a specific major to do biomedical / behavioral research in SHARP?
- How will participation in SHARP benefit me as a UH Hilo student?
- My GPA is below the 3.0. Should I bother to apply?
- What are some examples of biomedical research topics?
- How do I apply?
1. Who is eligible to apply?
Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, African Americans, Hispanics (includes Filipinos), Alaskan / Native Americans, Students with documented disability, Pell Grant eligible. Find out more about eligibility.
2. Do I need to be a specific major to do biomedical / behavioral research in SHARP?
NO. If you’re motivated, wish to seek answers to health-related questions, open to pursuing a PhD in biomedical / biobehavioral research, then SHARP may be a good fit. Find out more about majors.
3. How will participation in SHARP benefit me as a UH Hilo student?
We offer a range of services including paid research internships mentored by a SHARP faculty, enroll in two specialized courses, professional development forums and lectures, engage in graduate school preparation & support, travel to participate in national research conferences, and more benefits.
4. My GPA is below the 3.0. Should I bother to apply?
While we require a 3.0 GPA we do understand that GPA alone doesn’t tell the full story of a student’s motivation, heart, capacity, and interest. So, we hope you apply. Find out more about eligibility.
5. What are some examples of biomedical / biobehavioural topics for SHARP students?
6. How do I apply?
Basically, you first need to determine if you qualify, select your top 3 choices of research projects, prepare your short essays, fill out the Online SHARP Student Application form, email your resume to Dr. Lynn Morrison (firstname.lastname@example.org), the SHARP Director and Lenard Allen (email@example.com) SHARP Project Manager.