The goal of the UC-HBCU Initiative is to increase the number of scholars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities completing UC academic doctoral programs. UC faculty grants are available to support HBCU students conducting summer research with UC faculty at a UC campus; and also support departmental efforts to facilitate greater faculty collaboration between UC and HBCU institutions and to increase applications from HBCU scholars to UC Ph.D. programs.


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NOTE: All grant proposals are due March 15, 2022 at 12 noon (PST)

UC-HBCU Proposal Information

On Jan. 26th, current principal investigators of the grant, as well as the Graduate Division, discussed the details of the proposal as well as the implementation of UC-HBCU Initiative program at UC Santa Barbara.


Please contact Walter Boggan if you have any questions about the presentation or about the initiative.

2021-2022 Call for Proposals

UC Santa Barbara has received the 2021-22 Request for Proposals for the UC-HBCU Initiative from Dr. Michael Brown at the UC Office of the President. As stated in the 2021-22 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the UC-HBCU Initiative Announcement, this initiative is designed to assist UC faculty interested in developing and encouraging efforts to achieve a more inclusive educational environment of excellence.

Download 2021-22 Request for Proposals

Building Opportunities

The University of California recognizes the unique and important contributions that HBCUs make to the academy, our nation, and the world. 

For a complete list of HBCUs, please visit the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Walter Boggan, Director of Admissions, Outreach, and Diversity Initiatives

For questions, please contact:

Walter Boggan
Director of Admissions, Outreach & Diversity Initiatives