UC-HBCU Initiative

At the graduate level African Americans/Blacks are extremely under-represented in UC graduate and professional programs. UC seeks to improve the representation of this population by investing in relationships and efforts between UC faculty and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

UC-HSI Doctoral Diversity Initiative


The University of California-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative (UC-HSI DDI) aims to enhance faculty diversity and pathways to the professoriate for underrepresented students from California Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders Link

Summer program offering students from HBCUs and HSIs an opportunity to launch their future in business management at a UC graduate business school.


UC LEADS prepares promising students for advanced education in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM).

University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Link

This program encourages outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California.

UC-Chile Partnership

Strategic partnership that increases access to graduate studies at UC campuses for Chilean students.

CONICYT (in Spanish) Link

CONICYT is Chile's National Commission for Scientific Research. The organization furthers scientific and educational cooperation between Chile and external agencies.

The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education Link

The Forum allows underrepresented students to explore graduate opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops at a day-long event.

Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars (CSU) Link

This program is designed to support the doctoral aspirations of individuals who are current upper-division or graduate students in the CSU. Economically and educationally disadvantaged students, along with leaders of tomorrow, are encouraged to apply. UC partners with the program to introduce participants to student research opportunities at the ten UC campuses.