Six HBCUs Awarded Grants From the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, has announced the awarding of grants totaling more than $50 million to 47 small colleges and universities to assist these schools in their efforts to create more engaging science classes. The grants are for four years and in most cases range from $800,000 to $1.5 million.

Sean B. Carroll, vice president of science education at the HHMI, stated, we are “investing in these schools because they have shown they are superb incubators of new ideas and models that might be replicated by other institutions to improve how science is taught in college.”

Among the 47 small college and universities that will be receiving grants are six historically Black colleges and universities. The HBCUs and the grant totals are listed below.

Xavier University of Louisiana ($1,000,000)

North Carolina Central University ($1,400,000)

Tougaloo College ($1,300,000)

Tuskegee University ($1,000,000)

Morehouse College ($800,000)

Spelman College ($1,000,000)

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  1. Congratulations!

    Thanks for sharing this great news.

    It would be useful if these institutions would collaborate on discovering, creating, and deploying
    strategies for creating more engaging science classes.

    Sharing these innovative ideas would be an uplift for all HBCU’s in their joint efforts to prepare our students with a solid foundation for a career in the field of science.

    Just think how more could be achieved through such collaborative efforts!

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