Call for Papers ‐ The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The 2014 Compendium of U.S. Government Sponsored Research and Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Co-edited by:  Kimberley E. Freeman, Ph.D. & Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D.

Strategic partnerships between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the Federal Government have led to bold and innovative scientific discoveries and mechanism for student development that have far-reaching implications for the future.  Recently, The White House Initiative on HBCUs released reports that provide details on the billions of dollars that 31 federal agencies have provided to HBCUs over the last 5 years to support Federal agency program priorities.  Although, the revenue to HBCUs from Federal agencies is only a fraction of total revenue provided to all institutions of higher educations, HBCUs individually and collectively have developed many cutting-edge initiatives and student-centered programs though federal partnerships.  The editors of this compendium seek to publish high quality empirical studies from principal investigators and co-principal investigators of federally funded projects at HBCUs. 

Manuscripts acceptable for this volume will include the following:

  • The manuscript focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); social sciences; arts and humanities; program evaluation; or needs assessment.
  • The author is a principal investigator or co-principal investigators of a federally funded project awarded to an HBCU;
  • The project received federal funding within the past 3 years or has been completed within the past 2 years;
  • The manuscript uses an objective and widely established quantitative or qualitative research methodology.

For initial consideration, please submit an abstract no longer than 500 words and a brief biographical sketch from the primary author via e‐mail by March 1, 2014. All inquiries regarding submissions should be directed to Dr. Ivory A. Toldson at  Invited authors will need to submit completed manuscripts by May 31, 2014.

Final manuscripts will undergo anonymous peer review to assess for scientific merit and broader impact.  The issue will be distributed widely throughout HBCUs, federal agencies, and higher education foundations and associations. Therefore, invited authors are encouraged to use graphs and charts, summaries in layperson language, and numbered practical recommendations and policy implications.