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The HBCU/MSI Research Summit at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech collaborates with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to explore research partnerships

graphic showing the 3 key goals of the summit: research, degree partnerships and recruitment

About the Summit

The summit offers the opportunity for faculty from Virginia Tech to identify partner faculty and students at HBCUs/MSIs to engage in summer research opportunities and grant proposals.  

The 2023 annual research summit will be held Sunday, November 12 through Tuesday, November 14, at the Inn at Virginia Tech  for faculty and student guests of programs across the university's colleges. 

Current HBCU/MSI faculty members interested in external partnership with Virginia Tech can register here: Faculty application.

Current undergraduate/graduate students at an HBCU/MSI interested in learning more regarding research opportunities at Virginia Tech can register here: Student application.

The 2022 program gives a sense of the sessions and opportunities available during the research summit: 

Atlanta University Center Consortium (Atlanta, GA)

Bethune-Cookman University (Daytona Beach, FL)

Delaware State University (Dover, DE)

Elizabeth City State University (Elizabeth City, NC)

Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, FL)

Hampton University (Hampton, VA)

Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA)

Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD)

Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA)

North Carolina State Agricultural &Technical University (Greensboro, NC)

Oakwood University (Huntsville, AL)

Prairie Vew A&M University (Prairie View, TX)

Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN

Texas Southern University (Houston, TX)

University of North Carolina at Pembroke (Pembroke, NC)

Virginia State University (Petersburg, VA)

A panel of Virginia Tech graduate students who graduated from HBCUs
A panel of Virginia Tech graduate students who graduated from HBCUs.