Funding Important Work


November 20, 2017

UNC Receives $1 Million Grant for Inclusive STEM Initiative

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awarded UNC a five-year, $1 million grant to develop a classroom model and establish a new center to engage more students, from all backgrounds, in the sciences. UNC is one of 24 colleges and universities selected out of 511 in the first round of the Inclusive Excellence initiative sponsored by HHMI, the largest private, nonprofit supporter of science education in the United States. One of the project's goals is to increase retention and graduation rates of these traditionally underserved students. The new Center of Inclusive Excellence in STEM will provide infrastructure and leadership to continue STEM faculty development and expand this professional development across campus.