UC HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Initiative

The UCOP Office of Research and Graduate Studies invites proposals from UC faculty members at any of the ten campuses to work with undergraduate and master’s-level research scholars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Funds will be awarded competitively to support student summer research internships as well as other collaborations or opportunities that serve the goals of the initiative.

Through the UC-HBCU Initiative, the Office of the President encourages UC faculty to actively engage in collaboration and cooperation with faculty and students at HBCUs. Such efforts serve to strengthen and enrich our mission of teaching, research and public service.

2019-20 UC-HBCU Initiative Call for Proposals

2019-20 UC-HBCU Initiative Application Instructions & Forms

Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

2018-19 Awardees

UC-HBCU 2020 Timeline

Monday, November 4, 2019 –  RFP Announced

Monday, March 16, 2020 – Proposals due by noon Pacific Time

June, 2020 – Awards announced


For questions regarding the UC-HBCU Initiative, please contact Estevan Hernández, Manager of Diversity and Outreach | ehernandez@grad.ucla.edu | 310 -825-3953