The UC-HBCU Initiative is a faculty grants program that seeks to improve the participation of African Americans/Blacks in UC graduate programs, particularly Ph.D. programs, by investing in relationships and efforts between UC faculty and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Such efforts will serve to strengthen and enrich UC’s mission of teaching, research and public service. The UC-HBCU Initiative is designed to support any HBCU student selected, based on faculty criteria, irrespective of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex or gender identity. Please see the program website for more details.