Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

money-bagHere 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.

North Carolina Central University, the historically Black educational institution in Durham, received a $500,000 grant from the C.D. Spangler Foundation. The grant will establish the John Neville Distinguished Professorship in Visual and Performing Arts at the university.

Historically Black Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. received a $900,000 grant from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office that will help fund the construction of a Criminal Justice Education Facility and Police Substation on campus. Construction of the new facility is expected to be completed in October.

The University of New Mexico received a grant from Grand Challenges Canada for a program to improve healthcare for mothers and their infants in Ghana. The grant will fund a program to train students to use tablet computers in rural areas to consult with faculty members at Central University College on difficult cases.

Iowa State University received a $400,000 grant from DuPont Inc. to support the university’s Science Bound program. The program’s goal is to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields and agricultural disciplines.

Tennessee State University, a historically Black educational institution in Nashville, received a $334,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Office for research on the development of advanced technology that improves the capability of automated surveillance systems.

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