Historically Black College and University Research Experience for Undergraduates
The UC Berkeley-HBCU (UCB-HBCU) Pathways to the Science and Engineering Doctorate Program is funded by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and supports undergraduates from HBCUs to undertake research at UC Berkeley and their home institutions. The program’s vision is an increase in the enrollment of African-American graduates from the HBCU partners to engineering and physical science doctoral programs at UC Berkeley or other UC campuses being fueled by a strong pipeline of undergraduates who have been inspired by their research experiences.
2018 Program Dates
June 7 – August 11
How to Apply
Download or print the Application Packet (293 downloads)
Please note ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
This application packet is being provided so that you can prepare and draft your responses before submitting them online.
Step 2:Download or print the Letter of Recommendation Form (154 downloads)
Provide each recommender the form and inform him/her that the letter must be RECEIVED by the UCB-HBCU Program no later than
Thursday, November 30, 2017.
The letter of recommendation may be submitted via email, fax or regular mail.
Send an unofficial copy of your transcript(s) via email, fax, or regular mail. Please note, you must send a transcript for every undergraduate institution you have attended.
Admitted applicants will be asked to submit an official transcript at the time of acceptance.
Complete the online application. Click here to access the application form.
- 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