We are excited to announce that the University Innovation Fellows program has received a donation to fund participation of 60 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) over the next three years. We will select a cohort of HBCUs in the current UIF application cycle, which is open through April 12, 2021. Selected schools will have their fees waived.
“Although HBCUs make up only three percent of the country’s colleges and universities, they enroll ten percent of all African American students and produce almost twenty percent of all African American graduates,” said program co-director Humera Fasihuddin. “Partnering with HBCUs to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship offerings for students will help strengthen the impact graduates have in their careers.”
In addition to the support for students to join the University Innovation Fellows program, this funding will support faculty innovators from these schools to use design tools and mindsets to reimage their teaching practices.
“Creating new possibilities in higher education will require that we examine our assumptions about what teaching and learning can be, and that we devote time and resources to supporting pedagogical innovators,” said program co-director Leticia Britos Cavagnaro. “We are thrilled to be able to expand our faculty development programs to include more colleagues from HBCUs.”
Through the activities that this funding will make possible, we are strengthening our commitment to creating equity in higher education in a time when our country needs it the most.
Note: the end of the application involves paying the fee, so please reach out to Humera before reaching the payment submission.
HBCUs currently involved in the University Innovation Fellows program:
- Fayetteville State University
- Howard University
- Johnson C. Smith University
- Morehouse College
- Morgan State University
- North Carolina A&T State University
- Prairie View A&M University
- Spelman College
- Tuskegee University
- University of Maryland Eastern Shore
- University of Virgin Islands
- Virginia State University