Virtual Agenda

2021 National HBCU Week Conference


SEPTEMBER 7-10, 2021


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

9:00 a.m. 2021 HBCU Week Conference Opening
9:15 a.m. U S Department of Education Coffee with Cedric Richmond and Real Talk with Dr. Fauci
10:30 a.m. Special Presentation: A Conversation with the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus
11 a.m. “The Reimagined FSA/ Institutional Partnership” A Pathway for Presidents/Senior Level Administrators that leads to increased levels of engagement, collaboration, and student success
1 p.m. The FEMA & HBCU Partnership: Resources and Opportunities for Students, Researchers, and Academics
2 p.m. Listening Session: How Can the Institute of Education Sciences Support HBCU Applicants
3 p.m. U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Interactive Health Education Session
5 p.m. Scholar Evening with FDIC: Secure the Bag*

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

9 a.m. Special Presentation: Secretary Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Department of Energy
9:30 a.m. STEM Education
10:30 a.m. Career Pathways in Tech, Esports & Gaming
11 a.m. Scholar Engagement with NASA*
11:30 a.m. Building Infrastructure and Capacity for R&D and Commercialization at HBCUs
1 p.m. Startup and Tech Entrepreneurship
2 p.m. Reimagining STEM Communities- On the Ground and Beyond
3 p.m. Scholar Evening with NASA*

Thursday, September 9, 2021

9 a.m. Infrastructure Day Welcome Remarks
9:10 a.m. Greetings
10 a.m. Research Partnerships and Opportunities with the DoD (HBCU/MI) Program and University Affiliated Research Centers
11 a.m. HBCU Resiliency: Better, Stronger, and Prepared
1 p.m. Renovating and Sustaining Your Cultural Assets: NEH Funding Opportunities for Infrastructure Projects


Exploring Equity Through Consortium Building

2 p.m. Cultivating HBCUs as a Catalyst for Economic Development Success
3 p.m. The First HBCU Law Enforcement Training Academy

Friday, September 10, 2021

Federal Opportunities
9 a.m. Scholar Presentations


Federal HBCU Industry Day

9:30 a.m. Demystifying the Process: Best Practices for Applying for Federal Arts, Humanities and Culture Grants
10:30 p.m. Benefits of Attending an HBCUs for Black students in STEM


National Endowment for the Humanities Support for STEAM Projects


Health, Mortality, and Social Inequalities among African Americans

12 p.m. 2021 National HBCU Week STEM Roundtable with Vice President Kamala Harris
1 p.m. The Unlit Corridors of History: HBCU Libraries, Archives and Humanities Funding


How to Get on the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program

2 p.m. Need conference/meeting funds? FDA is looking for you!


* 2021-2022 HBCU Scholars Only