2019 Awardees

The UC Office of Research & Graduate Studies (RGS) is happy to announce the results of the 2019 review for the UC-HBCU Initiative.

Applications were reviewed and ranked by a committee consisting of faculty and administrators from the University of California and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Tayloria Adams

UC Irvine

Summer Training for Excellence in Mesenchymal Stem Cell Research

Claire Adida

UC San Diego

UCSD-Morehouse-Spelman Political Science Summer Research Program

Paul Barber


The Diversity Project: Pathways to Marine Science

Felice Blake

UC Santa Barbara

The Critical Work of Creative Writing

Conor Caffrey

UC San Diego

UC-HBCU Summer Research: new drugs for a 'neglected' disease of Africa

Brice Erickson

UC Santa Barbara

Citizenship and Freedom in the Classical World

Ann Lazar


CAN DO Undergraduate Scholars Program for Reducing Oral Health Disparities

Gerardo Mackenzie

UC Davis

Nutritional Biology Graduate Admissions Pathway

Jessica Millward

UC Irvine

UCI-Morgan State University (Black) Digital Humanities Pathways Program

Nick Nidzieko

UC Santa Barbara

UCSB/UMES Partnership to promote diversity & inclusion in marine science

Michael Prelip


UCLA – Tougaloo College Pathways to Graduate Careers

Sandra Smith

UC Berkeley

Summer Research Program in Race at Berkeley Sociology

Vasan Venugopalan

UC Irvine

Access to Careers in Engineering and Sciences (ACES)