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University of Virginia-HBCU Connections

U.Va. Opportunities for Faculty and Students


The links on this page connect to various classroom, research and training opportunities available at many of the University of Virginia's schools and centers. There are opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty, from U.Va. and partnering HBCU schools, during the summer, U.Va.'s January, or J-Term, and during spring and fall semesters.

Research partnerships between U.Va. and VA-HBCU faculty are encouraged. Faculty interested in such opportunities may contact Melvin Wilson, U.Va.-HBCU Committee Chair and Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement or Gertrude Fraser, Vice Provost for Faculty Recruitment and Retention, for more information.

Teaching Resource Center's Course Design Institute, May 21-25, 2012 - Create innovative, powerful, and transformative learning environments using learner-centered design principles. Open to any instructor willing to explore new possibilities and to actively engage in dialogue. Faculty at Virginia HBCUs are encouraged to apply.

Center for Diversity in Engineering - The primary purpose of this office is to increase the recruitment and retention of students from underrepresented populations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pursuing degrees in engineering and applied sciences at all academic stages. The Center encourages applications to her research and transitions to engineering programs from HBCU students with engineering or engineering related interests. Please contact Carolyn Vallas, Director for details.

Center for Undergraduate Excellence - The Center for Undergraduate Excellence advises students regarding undergraduate research opportunities and national scholarships and fellowship. Students are encouraged to visit the Center throughout their undergraduate careers. For details please contact Lucy S. Russell, Director.

Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science (EP-ADS) - The EP-ADS Summer Undergraduate Research Program at UVa's Curry School of Education is an 8-week internship that will provide undergraduates from underrepresented groups with valuable research and professional development experience under the guidance of Curry Faculty. This internship program is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the field of education research to consider careers in academic, policy, or research organizations. Interns will work on research focusing on schools, classrooms, and other youth settings as contexts critical to child and adolescent development. They will also participate in meetings and workshops, and attend a research conference.Funding is available. For more information please contact Jennifer Mashburn, Director, for further information.

Engaging Difference - Diverse Women In STEM Building Careers, Engaging Differences - Join us on August 4 and 5, 2011 to connect with other academic women in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math), strengthen the skills you need to navigage an academic career and live a more balanced life.While the number and percentage of minority women obtaining PhD's in STEM fields has steadily increased, their entry, retention and advancement in the professorate has not kept pace. In an effort to ameliorate some of the complex reasons behind this disparity, faculty members from the University of Virginia, Norfolk State University and Virginia Commonwealth University developed this workshop to serve as a catalyst for building alliances of academic women in STEM, including both faculty and graduate students. This conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, with co-sponsorship from the University of Virginia’s Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Recruitment and Retention and Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development.

Office of Graduate Student Diversity Programs - U.Va.'s Office of Graduate Student Diversity Programs is committed to the identification, retention, mentoring, and graduation of a highly talented and diverse graduate student population. Programs include The Mentoring Institute and the Diversity Visitation Weekend. For details, please contact Cheryl Burgan Apprey, Director of Graduate Student Diversity Programs.

Summer Language Institute (SLI) - The Summer Language Institute (SLI) offers eight-week courses in French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish, Tibetan, and Chinese. New to SLI--Arabic will also be offered. Funded fellowships are available that cover housing, stipend and tuition. For details, please contact Cheryl Burgan Apprey, Director of Graduate Student Diversity Programs or William McDonald, founder of the Summer Language Institute and Director of the SLI German program.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) - UVA SMDEP (formerly known as MAAP, the Medical Academic Advancement Program) is designed to give promising pre-medical students the opportunity to have additional educational experiences as well as exposure to clinical and research environments, to improve their competitiveness in the medical school application process and to enhance their retention in medical school. For more information please contact Joyce Gray, Program Manager.

Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP), School of Medicine - The University of Virginia School of Medicine offers summer research internship opportunities to qualified college undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research. The program targets, but is not limited to, racially and ethnically diverse students in their junior and senior years. For further details, please contact the program administrator at 434-924-1757.