Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

money-bag-2Here 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.

Duke University received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a program to promote diversity in undergraduate and graduate STEM programs.

Students in the Biosciences Collaborative for Research Engagement (BioCoRE) program will receive a stipend to allow them to come to Durham earlier than other students in order for them to ease into the scientific community on campus and to begin the networking process with other students and faculty.

Gilbert_Saint Louis University received a two-year, $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a research project to determine behaviors and policies that will benefit the health status of African American men. The research will study many factors that influence African American men in their decisions about seeking preventive health care and engaging in healthy behaviors.

The study is under the director of Keon Gilbert, an assistant professor in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at the university. Dr. Gilbert holds a master’s degree in public affairs and a Ph.D. in behavioral community health sciences.

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