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.
Historically Black Tuskegee University received a five-year, $700,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to support a summer internship program for students studying plant pathology. The money will allow undergraduate students at Tuskegee to participate in an eight-week summer program at Iowa State University.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is funding the Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute to increase the number of Black and other minority students in U.S. dental schools. Officials at nine participating dental schools will receive training on recruiting and retaining minority students.
New York University received a grant from Banco Santander for the Ghana Wins Project, an initiative to promote leadership skills in Ghanaian women. The NYU part of the project involves the training, support, and professional development of nursing leaders in Ghana.
Bowie State University, the historically Black educational institution in Maryland, received a grant from the Verizon Foundation for a program to make students and the general public more aware of ways to conserve energy and improve the environment.