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SHARP Services



SHARP is a program for underrepresented students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in biomedical research or biobehavioral research. Be sure to check out some of the benefits of SHARP before you apply for it.

Who is Eligible?

We are looking for students from underrepresented communities who are motivated to pursue a PhD in biomedical research or behavioral sciences. Check out the preferred characteristics and requirements for SHARP.

Research Projects

Students work one-on-one with one of our SHARP faculty & mentors for inspiration, skill-building, employment, and success. Before applying please check out the current research projects.

How to Apply

After reviewing the SHARP overview of services, eligibility requirements, the list of available research projects, you feel that SHARP is where you want to be, then you are ready to view the application procedures.

For Students

SHARP invites underrepresented students at UH Hilo to review the various components, benefits, requirements for our program to determine if we’re a good fit for your academic goals and career aspirations.

For Faculty

SHARP relies on faculty researchers to help mentor future biomedical researchers. Learn the value-added reasons to serve as a mentor.

For Parents

SHARP values the engagement of families and the community in the lives and journey of our students. Learn how best to partner with us.

Get In Touch

We’d love to hear from you at the SHARP office (K building, room 257) or via our email form.