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 University of Illinois at Chicago and the City Colleges of Chicago received a two-year, $100,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation for programs to increase the number of minority male students who transfer from community colleges into bachelor’s degree programs in STEM fields at the University of Illinois. The grant program will provide funding for academic support, peer-support networks, and research experiences for students in biology, chemistry or physics.

The University of Wisconsin Marathon County received a $67,055 grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to support its TRIO program designed to help first-generation, low-income, and minority students succeed in college. The grant program will allow the university to offer tutoring and counseling services to about 165 students.

Clark Atlanta University, the historically Black educational institution in Georgia, received a five-year, $5.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to provide continued funding for the university’s Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development. The grant will help fund the center’s research, training. and community outreach activities.

Historically Black Alabama State University received a five-year, $4,995,710 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund the research of the Center for NanoBiotechnology Research. The center, which was established in 2007, will continue to conduct research on the diagnosis and treatment of viral and bacterial diseases.

Tennessee State University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to promote research in applied mathematics and curriculum development. The goal of the grant is to develop a program to fill the gap between mathematics and other STEM fields.

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