Delaware State University recently received a five-year, $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and its Inclusive Excellence initiative.

The HHMI Inclusive Excellence Program aims to help increase the capacity of colleges and universities to effectively engage students so they that they can be successful in science, especially undergraduates who enter four-year institutions via nontraditional pathways.

DSU is one of 24 schools to receive awarded the grant. Dr. Vincent Fondong, DSU professor of biological sciences and the principal investigator, said the funding will be used in support of the DSU Promoting Engagement and Access in Science initiative.