UC-HBCU Initiative Call and Faculty Forum

Dear Colleagues,

A forum to provide application guidance and tips on the University of California-Historically Black Colleges and Universities (UC-HBCU) Initiative has been rescheduled to 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Humanities Instructional Building 137. RSVP using the link HERE.

Faculty and staff who are interested to submit applications by the March 15 deadline for the 2017 system-wide competition are invited to attend this free event. Light refreshments will be served. A Faculty Applicant Webinar that provides key program is available here.

This informal forum will be conversational to address questions and to provide insights from Principal Investigators and designates from current and previously funded projects.

The UC-HBCU Initiative, designed to increase the participation of graduates from HBCUs in the wide array of distinguished doctoral and MFA programs throughout the UC system, is now in its seventh year. Faculty and staff representatives provide critical support to guide student preparation through Summer Research Internship Support Grants and Summer Research and Graduate Admission Pathways Grants. Principal Investigators for funded projects can receive 1/9 summer salary support.

Please visit the ADVANCE website or contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence advancedirector@uci.edu.

We look forward to seeing you at the UC-HBCU Forum on February 15.

Expect Equity, Support Diversity and Practice Inclusion,

Douglas M. Haynes
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Inclusive Excellence


Director, ADVANCE Program
Professor of History
Director, Medical Humanities Inter-School Excellence Initiative


Below is a list of campus principal investigators.

Principal Investigator(s): V. Apkarian, Professor of Chemistry
Title of Funded Proposal (2017): CaSTL (UCI) – ASU Pathways Program
Partnership Campus(s): Albany State University

Principal Investigator(s): Laurence Mueller, Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Title of Funded Proposal (2017): Summer Internships in Ecology & Evolution
Partnership Campus(s): North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCATSU)

Principal Investigator(s): Bruce Tromberg, Professor of Surgery
Title of Funded Proposal (2017): UC-HBCU Pathways to Biophotonics and Biomedical Engineering Doctorate
Partnership Campus(s): Hampton University (Norfolk, VA), Albany State University (Albany, GA) and Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA)

Principal Investigator(s): Rossella Santagata, Professor of Education
Title of Funded Proposal (2015): Summer Education Research Internship (SERI)
Partnership Campus(s): Program open to all HBCU campuses 

Principal Investigator(s): Roxanne Silver, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior and Co-PI Geoff Ward, Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society 
Title of Funded Proposal (2012): Summer Research Project in Social Ecology
Partnership Campus(s): North Carolina Central University

Principal Investigator(s): Katherine Tate, Professor of Political Science and Co-PI Belinda Robnett-Olsen, Associate Professor Sociology
Title of Fund Proposal (2012):UCI-HBCU Outlook Study Summer Research Opportunity 2013
Partnership Campus(s): Spellman College and Jackson State University

Principal Investigator: Sharon Block, Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, School of Humanities
Title of Funded Proposal (2011): UCI Summer Research Scholars in History
Partnership Campus(s): Morgan State University, Maryland