The Howard Hughes Medical Institute based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, has announced the awarding of grants totaling more than $50 million to 47 small colleges and universities to assist these schools in their efforts to create more engaging science classes. The grants are for four years and in most cases range from $800,000 to $1.5 million.
Sean B. Carroll, vice president of science education at the HHMI, stated, we are “investing in these schools because they have shown they are superb incubators of new ideas and models that might be replicated by other institutions to improve how science is taught in college.”
Among the 47 small college and universities that will be receiving grants are six historically Black colleges and universities. The HBCUs and the grant totals are listed below.
Xavier University of Louisiana ($1,000,000)
North Carolina Central University ($1,400,000)
Tougaloo College ($1,300,000)
Tuskegee University ($1,000,000)
Morehouse College ($800,000)
Spelman College ($1,000,000)