The UC–HBCU Initiative is a faculty grants program that seeks to increase the number of HBCU graduates in UC PhD programs. It offers six-year funding packages for entering PhD students. Fellows must have been participants in an eligible UC–HBCU summer program. They must also be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, international students, or undocumented students who qualify for nonresident supplemental tuition exemptions under AB 540. The fellowship provides full tuition and fees plus an annual stipend to match the stipend amount that is provided to students in their respective academic programs. Interested individuals should contact their prospective home department/program staff Graduate Student Advisor/Student Affairs Officer.