UCSC-HBCU Network for Success in the Chemical and

Biological Sciences

The UCSC component of the system wide-program is funded by a grant from the UC Office of the President. The goal is to help HBCU Undergraduates in their quest to complete a successful baccalaureate degree in the physical and biological sciences. Their Academic Year research on the HBCU campus will be enhanced by a 10 Week research engagment  on Science Hill at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


The University of California, Santa Cruz is proud to partner with our participating HBCU's to engage young scientists in research that aids in collaboration between UCSC to our partner schools. Our goal is to maintain collaboration as well as engage and excite young scientists to continue working in the chemical and biological sciences.

We are currently working with four HBCUs. These include: North Carolina Central University, Norfolk State University, Hampton University, and Fisk University. Each summer we select four students - one from each HBCU - to receive a full stipend, full housing, and paid travel to come to Santa Cruz and participate in research throughout the summer. This cohort of four students will return to their home campus', continue research, and come back the following year for a two-year total program.

The Network for Success in the Chemical and Biological Sciences

We hope you can join us! Watch here to learn more about Santa Cruz, UCSC, & the Network for Success in the Chemical and Biological Sciences!


Contact our Director Prof. Phil Crews 

| pcrews@ucsc.edu (831-332-5359) | for more information