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SAS HBCU Fellows Program

Supporting educators with resources for bringing analytics into the classroom

The SAS HBCU Fellows Program supports educators at historically Black colleges and universities by helping integrate analytical tools into their academic programs.

Those who are selected for the HBCU Fellows Program receive customized curriculum planning and technical guidance, opportunities to network with technical experts and more. Fellows will participate in quarterly training and professional development events aimed at advancing their analytics skills and identifying resources for teaching data analytics in their disciplines.

The HBCU Fellows Program is part of SAS Global Academic Programs.


  • Applicants must be faculty members teaching at an HBCU-affiliated institution.
  • Faculty of all ranks and disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • Current utilization of SAS® in the classroom is not required to apply.
  • Knowledge of SAS is not necessary, but knowledge of analytical tools/software is preferred.
  • Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Important Dates

  • Oct. 1, 2022: Applications close.
  • Nov. 23, 2022: Finalists are notified no later than this date.
  • February 2023: SAS HBCU Fellows Program begins.
  • November 2023: SAS HBCU 2022-23 HBCU Fellows Program concludes.

Fellows will receive

  • Customized support for teaching and learning, including curriculum planning and technical guidance.
  • Quarterly opportunities to meet SAS experts at the forefront of analytics innovation, teaching and learning. Timing and details to be determined.
  • Hotel and travel (airfare, train or mileage) to SAS headquarters in Cary, NC for one in-person event. Timing and details to be determined.
  • A digital badge and plaque to recognize successful completion of the program.
  • Opportunities to mentor future cohorts of the SAS HBCU Fellows Program.
  • View detailed information in the terms and conditions.

Fellow responsibilities

Fellows will be expected to commit five to eight hours each quarter to:

  • Attend virtual meetings with SAS Academic Programs.
  • Work on the development of a syllabus that integrates SAS tools into a new or existing course in their department.

Evaluation guidelines

All responses will be reviewed in full and evaluated based on interest in data analytics, feasibility of the proposed plan and projected impact on teaching.

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