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.

Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, received a $183,500 grant to train state workers to help state residents navigate the Affordable Care Act. The Department of Social Work at Delaware State has hired three marketplace trainers who will work out of three different locations. The grant program is under the direction of Marlene Saunders, chair of the Delaware State University department of social work.

Historically Black Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for research in treating neurological disorders. The grant will fund a joint bachelor’s degree/master’s degree program in neuroscience with Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, and Morehouse College. All three of the bachelor’s degree partner institutions are HBCUs in Atlanta.

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee has received a $1,475,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new faculty development partnership with Berea College in Kentucky and historically Black Tennessee State University and historically Black Tougaloo College in Mississippi. The new Mellon Partners for Humanities Education initiative will prepare doctoral students at Vanderbilt to teach at participating institutions. The grant will also fund a postdoctoral and faculty exchange program among the four higher education institutions.

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