Notable Higher Education Grants Relating to African-Americans

Northwestern University‘s Feinberg School of Medicine received a three-year, $4.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish the Research Center of Excellence in Clinical Preventive Services. The new center aims to reduce health disparties for Latinos and African Americans.

FAMU graduate students in environmental science

Florida A&M University, the historically black educational institution in Tallahassee, received a $15 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for programs to increase the number of black students in STEM fields. About 30 percent of the grant money will be used for scholarships. Other funds will be earmarked for support of the Environmental Cooperative Science Center. The $15 million grant is the largest in the university’s history.

The College of Nursing at New York University received a three-year, $994,771 grant from the Human Resources and Services Administration for research into ways to increase the number of minorities who pursue careers in nursing education.

Washington University in St. Louis received a $750,000 grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure for programs to help reduce breast cancer mortality rates for African-American women in the St. Louis metropolitan area.


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