Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

The department of anthropology at Yale University received a three-year, $260,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a study on controversies surrounding the International Criminal Court in Africa. The study, entitled “The International Criminal Court, Africa, and the Pursuit of Justice,” will be led by Kamari Maxine Clarke, professor of anthropology and international and area studies at Yale. She is also a senior research scientist at Yale Law School.

Dr. Clarke is a graduate of  Concordia University in Montreal. She holds master’s degrees from the New School for Social Research, the University of California at Santa Cruz, and Yale Law School. She earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is the author of Fictions of Justice: The International Criminal Court and the Challenge of Legal Pluralism in Sub-Saharan Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Mapping Yoruba Networks: Power and Agency in the Making of Transnational Communities (Duke University Press, 2004).

The University of Delaware received a three-year, $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to provide fellowships for women and minority doctoral students in mathematics and other academic disciplines where women and minorities have been historically underrepresented.

Florida Atlantic University received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation on how diaspora populations in South Florida, New York, and elsewhere responded to the 2010 Haitian earthquake.

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