Black Money Worldwide

The African, African-American and Caribbean business daily

Season of Science to March 5, 2020 Pinnacle Awards

Businesses, states contribute little to HBCU R&D

HBCUs ranked by federal funding

Florida A&M, Howard, N.C. A&T, Morehouse School of Medicine lead as recipients of federal R&D awards


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Black scientists concentrated in grade school, not higher educationo

More than two thirds of Black scientists and engineers work in preK-12 instead of higher education

Wealth creation comes from graduate level research instiitutions, but funding is not distributed equally

Federal agencies have not required grantees to develop the African-American workforce and have not funded HBCUs fairly.

African-Amerricans in graduate education in STEM

HBCUs produce more, but get less funding

Top producers of doctoral candidates are HBCUs

Bigggest recipients produce few Black doctorates

HBCUs ranked by state, local funding

Prairie View, Alcorn State lead in state, local support for R&D

States and localities can steer research funding to HBCUs