OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR – EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF THE GRADUATE DIVISION
January 7, 2019
The UC Office of the President has announced the 2019 Request for Proposals for the UC-HBCU Initiative. As you may recall, this is a system-wide initiative designed to assist UC faculty interested in developing and encouraging efforts to achieve a more inclusive educational environment of excellence. The goal of the UC-HBCU Initiative is to increase the number of scholars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) enrolling in UC academic doctoral programs. UC faculty grants are available to support HBCU students conducting summer research with faculty at UC San Diego. Funds are also available to support departmental efforts that facilitate increased applications from HBCU scholars to UC graduate programs.
Again this year, Principal Investigators may include 1/9 summer salary to help support their efforts during the summer(s) in which the projects are active. These funds are being provided by each of the UC chancellors as a commitment to valuing faculty diversity work at their campus. We hope this will facilitate faculty continuing to undertake this important work to strengthen UC.
We encourage you to write a proposal for this important initiative.
Please know that the Graduate Division stands ready to support you in
proposal preparation, and in providing an infrastructure for your summer
program. Proposals are due Friday, March 15, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. PT and
awards will be announced in June 2019. Details on the call for proposals
and a helpful PowerPoint tutorial for faculty who may be interested in
applying can be found on the UC-HBCU website:
To hear from UC faculty involved with the UC-HBCU Initiative, please
view this short video on the UC-HBCU website:
At UC San Diego there are two separate UC-HBCU grants in progress under the supervision of Dr. Gentry Patrick (awarded in 2015) and Dr. James Nieh (awarded in 2017). This past year, more than 15 UC-HBCU students were hosted on the UC San Diego campus for summer research, and we are proud to note that in Fall 2018 three UC-HBCU participants started their doctoral studies in Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. This brings the total number of UC-HBCU initiative students at UC San Diego to eleven.
The initiative is in direct support of Appointment and Promotion review
and appraisal criteria as established in the Academic Personnel Manual:
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This effort also supports the Diversity Statement, adopted as policy by the UC Regents in 2007. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact Interim Dean of the Graduate Division Paul Yu at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Assistant Dean April Bjornsen at email@example.com.