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Congress urged to back research in historically Black universities

National Academies say HBCUs and tribal institutions are being shut out by funding rules

Lawmakers must take action to support the participation of Black, minority and other underrepresented groups in collaborative research, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The academies fear that disparities in research funding allocations are preventing historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), such as Howard University (pictured), and tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) from fully collaborating with other land-grant institutions.

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