Yale University Commits $10 million Toward HBCU Partnerships

Yale University has announced it will commit $10 million to expand its partnerships with historically Black colleges and universities. The announcement follows the university’s recent formal apology regarding its historical ties to slavery.

The Alliance for Scholarship, Collaboration, Engagement, Networking, and Development will commit $2 million annually over the next five years to collaborate with HBCUs across the country as well as strengthen its already established partnerships with Hampton University in Virginia, North Carolina A&T State University, Claflin University in South Carolina, Morgan State University in Baltimore, and Tuskegee University in Alabama.

The new initiative will support both HBCU faculty and students. For faculty, the program will fund collaborative research grants between HBCU and Yale faculty, as well as offer faculty research and teaching fellowships for HBCU scholars. The initiative will also fund undergraduate and pre-doctoral research fellowships that aim to increase the number of HBCU graduates in Yale’s postsecondary programs.

More information on Yale University’s ASCEND initiative can be found here.

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