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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 in Blacksburg  for faculty and student guests of programs across the university's colleges. 

The institutes participating in the 2023 summit, in addition to Virginia Tech:

  • Bethune-Cookman University
  •  Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
  • Georgia State University
  • Hampton University
  • Macalester College
  • Morgan State University
  • Norfolk State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  •  Prairie View A&M University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Virginia State University
  • Winston Salem State University
A panel of Virginia Tech graduate students who graduated from HBCUs
A panel of Virginia Tech graduate students who graduated from HBCUs.