Office of Research & Development

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Research Scientist Training Program

The VA Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Research Scientist Training Program was created to increase the number of underrepresented minority scientists participating in VA research. The centerpiece of this program is an HBCU focused Career Development Award (CDA-2 mechanism) to support early career scientists who are affiliated with HBCUs in collaboration with their local VA medical centers. In addition to these research training awards, the program will periodically coordinate local and national networking meetings between HBCU faculty members and researchers and administrators at nearby VA medical centers to facilitate informal interpersonal interactions that can lead to meaningful research collaborations for the benefit of Veterans. HBCU Career Development awardees will be selected through a peer-review process coordinated by the VA Office of Research and Development Rehabilitation Research and Development Service.

See also

  • HBCU Brochure

  • VA-ORD Historically Black College and University Research Scientist Training Program Award (This RFA is available on the intranet only. If you have intranet access go to .)


Tshaka Cunningham, Ph.D.
Scientific Program Manager
Department of Veterans Affairs
Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (10P9)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Phone: (202) 443-5758

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