Historically Black College and University Research Experience for Undergraduates
For four years, the UC Berkeley-HBCU (UCB-HBCU) Pathways to the Science and Engineering Doctorate Program supported undergraduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to undertake research at UC Berkeley and their home institutions. The program’s had two goals:
- Develop a strong pipeline of undergraduate researchers inspired to pursue graduate studies,
- Increase the matriculation of African-American HBCU graduates into engineering and physical science doctoral programs at UC Berkeley and other UC campuses.
The program was funded by the University of California Office of the President.
The HBCU-REU program is no longer accepting applications.
- Sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors enrolled at a 4-year Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the United States
- Engineering and Physical Science majors
- 3.0 grade point average or higher
- Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident to apply.
- No prior research experience required
- Hands-on research guided by faculty advisors and graduate students mentors
- Graduate school advising and subsidized GRE prep course
- Guest speakers, lab tours, and field trips
- $4,000 summer stipend plus room and board subsidy
- Travel allowance to/from UC Berkeley (up to $600)
- $1,200 academic year stipend to continue research at home institution
- See faculty research areas here
- Complete all program requirements of a nine-week summer internship, working 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week during standard business hours.
- Conduct research 8-10 hours per week at home institution during academic year following participation in summer internship at UC Berkeley