HBGI Program Activities

The Title III HBGI PhD Fellowship is a prestigious award offered to qualified Ph.D. students enrolled in STEM disciplines at North Carolina A&T State University.  The purpose of the Fellowship is to increase the number of native Black Americans earning a Ph.D. degree in STEM disciplines through a program of financial assistance.  The Fellowship, consisting of a stipend and supplemental benefits, is funded through a Title III HBGI grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  Fellowship awards are made for one academic year at a time and are renewable for up to four years contingent upon the student’s academic progress and the availability of funds.  Failure to comply with the requirements of the Fellowship program can result in Fellowship termination at any time.

Approximately twenty five (25) fellowships will be awarded each year.  Each fellowship will be in the amount of $30,000 for 12 months.  For information on eligibility and application, please visit the Fellowship page.

The HBGI project PI is Dr. Beryl McEwen , Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, North Carolina A&T State University. 

Producing Ph.D.s in Engineering and Science

This activity is designed to increase the number of African Americans who earn Ph.D. degrees in Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Energy and Environmental Systems, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Nanoengineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Title III HBGI funds will be used to provide renewable fellowships for approximately 25 doctoral students in need of financial support. Continued support is contingent upon the fellow making reasonable progress toward the completion of their respective program. This activity will also address the computational, facilities, and infrastructure support and development needs of the Ph.D. fellows relative to equipment purchases, laboratory up-fits, and research facility infrastructure.

Activity Director:  Dr. Clay Gloster, Jr
Email:  cgloster@ncat.edu
Phone:  (336) 285-2371

Project Administration

The purpose of the Project Administration activity is to provide direction, planning and management for all Title III HBGI activities at the University. The project administration office is tasked with monitoring, evaluating, and fulfilling all reporting requirements for all project activities and to ensure compliance with EDGAR, OMB Circular A-21, and University policies and procedures throughout the grant period. Funding requested for this activity will ensure that resources are available to successfully execute all planned activities of the Title III HBGI grant.

Activity Director: Dr. Kim Chavis
Email:  ktchavis@ncat.edu
Phone:  (336)  256-2018