Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program (T37)

Program Structure

  • Students will participate in a 2-week Intensive Global Health Disparities Summer Research Institute, immediately followed by a 10-week research experience in the host country.

  • Students will work closely with mentors in different countries e.g.: Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru and mentors at the University of Miami School during this time to conduct global HD research.

  • Upon return, students will participate in a 1-week seminar on research dissemination and preparing for a career in Health Disparities Research.

  • Students will continue to work with their mentors well beyond this 13-week period to prepare scientific presentations, publications and to apply to other HD research career opportunities.            

Student Expectation

  • The main focus of the program is a research experience. It is expected that you will work full time as a research assistant during the 10-weeks abroad.

  • You will receive a stipend during the program.

  • Travel expenses, including flight and transportation to research related activities and accommodations will be paid. You may get assigned to share a room with another same gender student participating in the program.

  • You will need to participate in regular meetings (conference call) with your mentors in the U.S. while abroad.


Who can apply?

  • Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate nursing, public health, health sciences, or students from another disciplines who are interested in Health Disparities research who are currently enrolled in an accredited institution from across the US and not only to students from the University of Miami.

  • GPA of at least 3.0

  • Preference will be given to students coming from an underrepresented minority group in healthcare and biomedical sciences as defined by the National Institutes of Health* (NIH): Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Individuals with disabilities or individuals with disadvantaged backgrounds.

Application Process

To apply for the MHRT program please complete the following steps:

  • Complete online application.

  • In the online application, please make sure that you provide 2 references. It is preferred that at least one of your references be from faculty at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. Your references will receive an e-mail with a link to complete an online evaluation of your capabilities as part of your application.

  • The Advisory board will review applications and select applicants for an interview.

  • Please click here and you will be directed to the application: APPLY NOW